Canadian R.I.M., better known by the brand blackberry, published the results of the next quarter with huge losses. At the same time, more and more analysts are inclined to believe that the company's business will go even worse in the near future.
There was a decrease in profit from 769 million dollars, for the same period last year, to 695 million. The reasons for the deterioration of the situation are the same - Apple with iOS and, to a lesser extent, Google c Android. Long time R.I.M. managed to maintain the upper hand. However, with the advent of iOS 4, sales iPhone once again grew up and surpassed the sales of smartphones blackberry.
The tablet computer also played a role in the decline in income. play book, the release of which was postponed several times and was not the most successful. And although sales of 500,000 units were announced, it must be borne in mind that we are talking only about distribution channels, and not about end users. The new version of the “tablet”, called the PlayBook 4G, seems to repeat the fate of its predecessor - the release of the device has been postponed to autumn.
Now the company is undergoing active restructuring. I even had to take unpopular measures in the form of layoffs. Management only counts on a number of new devices, which should be expected to appear no earlier than in 3-4 months, which promise to be very difficult. Shares R.I.M. lost a lot in value.