Most people recognize Research In Motion (RIM) as the company that introduced the highly-successful series of smartphones geared towards businessmen and professionals, the BlackBerry. It has been several years since then, and a combination of several recent developments are slowly chipping away at the value behind RIM's brand.
You might remember their attempt at entering the tablet market with the BlackBerry PlayBook. It was released to a lot of hype, and unfortunately, it failed to live up to expectations. Users were looking for features that RIM promised would be made available "with the next update" or a few months later. The thing is, why release something that's just not yet ready?