BlackBerry Ltd., the struggling Canadian smartphone maker, is considering putting itself up for sale after the lackluster debut of the BlackBerry 10 lineup dimmed its prospects as an independent company.
Research In Motion Ltd.’s decline has die-hard BlackBerry fans harking back 15 years to the days when another fruit-themed company was losing market share, posting losses and spurring talk of its imminent demise.
Research In Motion Ltd., depending on its new PlayBook to bolster sales as demand for its BlackBerry phones withers, may have shipped just one of the tablet computers last quarter for every 19 iPads from Apple Inc.
Research In Motion Ltd. fell again after investors and analysts speculated that new Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins may be unable to alter the BlackBerry maker’s course enough to stem market-share losses.
Apple Inc.’s iPhone 4S barreled toward unit sales of up to 4 million this weekend, as the company’s carrier partner AT&T Inc. reported a record number of customers activating the device on its network.