Mark Bridge writes:
“He knows if you’ve been bad or good...”
You don’t need to be Santa Claus to appreciate that RIM’s quarterly results have marked a disappointing end to a disappointing year. Yes, the company’s sold millions of BlackBerry phones - but PlayBook sales haven’t been good, its new OS is delayed and its market share appears to be falling. You could argue that 2012 is a make-or-break year for Research In Motion... or at least for its current management.
Intellectual property analyst Florian Mueller notes that BT is the latest large company to start a patent infringement case against Google’s Android operating system.
Apple, eBay, Microsoft and Oracle have all previously started legal proceedings.