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Chart of the Day – Research in Motion (Downward Motion, That Is)

By JLP | May 3, 2012

This chart begins January 1, 2008 and goes through today’s current price…

Compare that to Apple’s chart over the same time period:

What happened to Research in Motion?

I think…

1. They got complacent. They didn’t take Apple’s iPhone seriously.

2. They didn’t think ahead. Every phone they have come up with seemed to be playing catch up to every other phone.

3. The Playbook was a joke.

I still like BlackBerry. I have a Torch. Other than a few glitches, it has been a good phone. I’m resisting the iPhone because EVERYONE HAS ONE and I like to be different (even if it means I have an inferior phone).

Topics: Chart of the Day, Investing | 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “Chart of the Day – Research in Motion (Downward Motion, That Is)”

  1. JC Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Try a Windows Phone, Lumia 900 or Titan II. Pretty awesome stuff.

  2. BG Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    …and they sold out to (foreign) governments. Wozniak (Apple founder) had good things to say about that Lumia phone. I prefer android devices myself.

  3. Stacey Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I love my android Samsung…I, too, didn’t want to walk to the beat of Apple with everyone else. But now that we have an IPAD and several IPods, maybe I should have stayed w/the Apple family…Maybe the next time around, in 2 years….

  4. Joe Morgan Says:
    May 4th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    You don’t want an iPhone because you want to be different – now THAT’s irony!

    Apple built itself on being different, now they’ve created a bunch of iSlave’s.

    For the record, I too avoid iProducts to preserve my uniqueness. :)

  5. Valkyrie Frost Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Will Apple be able to keep the long term goals and focus on innovation without Steve Jobs? Or, will it once again succumb to the age of short term thinking and short term profits?