BlackBerry sales in US

Faucette: RIM is struggling in US

BlackBerry sales in USTime for RIM might be running out.

According to Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette as told to AllThingD, the company is seeing a decrease in shelf space in recent months. What’s more alarming is that some stores can’t sell a BlackBerry unit in a month’s time.

“In terms of sell-through, we believe that current run rates are roughly one-fifth of those we saw in the United States just eight months ago. Further, we found a meaningful number of carrier retail locations which had not sold a single BlackBerry in over a month,” Faucette said.

A few weeks ago, TNG reported that carriers were very supportive of the latest OS the BlackBerry 10 by RIM. This is clearly in contrast to their statement.

RIM might want to keep its fingers crossed since this just gives a glimpse of the BlackBerry market since the analyst only did an evaluation in the US (it might not be the whole of US at all).

The future might not look as good as they want to since the holiday season is fast approaching and their products will likely be placed head on with newer devices such as the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini and a handful of others.

What do you think about the future of RIM?


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  • “A few weeks ago, TNG reported that carriers were very supportive of the latest OS the BlackBerry 10 by RIM. This is clearly in contrast to their statement.”
     
    I don’t think there is a contrast. Retailers are selling devices that run BB9 OS. RIM said that carriers were supportive of BB10 OS, which hasn’t been released yet.