Research in Motion, the maker of Blackberry smartphones, has announced a new focus on business customers after it suffered a further $125m loss. The Canadian company made a net loss for the three months to 3 March of $125m (£78m), compared with a profit of $934m a year earlier. It has lost ground as its traditional business clients have switched staff to iPhones or Android smartphones.
RIM also announced the resignation of former co-chief executive Jim Balsillie.
Chief technology officer David Yacht will also be standing down.
Shipments of Blackberry smartphones in the quarter fell to 11.1 million, down 21% from the previous three-month period.
Speaking to the BBC, CNET analyst Larry Magid, said: “RIM has only sold 5% of the smartphones sold in the US in the past three months, Apple have 43%” hey may be doing well in some of the developing countries but clearly in the developed world they are not doing well, both Apple and Google are doing much better.”
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