September 28th, 2012
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These are troubled times for Research in Motion (RIM), the makers of the BlackBerry handheld device.

Back in 2008 RIM was an $84 billion company, the darling of executives everywhere, students had BlackBerrys, and even President Obama admitted to being addicted to his BlackBerry, what some people were calling ‘crackberry’.

That was BA – before Apple, and the juggernaut that was the iPhone which launched in 2007. Now fast forward to 2012 and the stock price has been hammered to a 52 week low of $6.22, it’s a $3.25 billion company and some people are saying there may even be layoff in BlackBerry’s future.

There is a bright spot, however – and that bright spot is Africa, specifically Nigeria.


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