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Journalists Need to Stop Writing “RIM is Dead” Articles Without Doing Any Research

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Here at BlackBerryCool, we’re no stranger to “RIM is Dead” articles. They continually show up from sites like TechCrunch but the New Yorker has recently published one of the worst we’ve ever read. The article, titled “BlackBerry Season”, doesn’t address any of the important indicators as to whether RIM is actually “dying” such as: its financials, its strategy with its new OS, the GLOBAL demand for smartphones (not just North America) or any indication as to whether RIM is doing a good job in its transition to a more consumer-centric organization. Is Apple or Google paying these “journalists” to write these articles? This article is so poorly researched that it makes you think there are covert lobbying groups paying for these kind of articles.
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