Despite its success, some are wondering whether the venerable Blackberry device is losing its luster. Competitors including Windows Mobile and Symbian devices, as well as Palm’s Treo line have long had a ‘bulls eye’ on RIM’s flagship product. Add to that the competitive implications of the iPhone, which seems to be seducing the masses already, despite not having sold one copy yet. RIM does have some disadvantages compared with their competitors, including the necessity for enterprise users to implement an additional mail server, with all of the support issues that generates. RIM of course thinks differently, and can point to their 8 million subscribers as evidence to counter premature predictions of their demise.
Check out this Silicon.com post for more analysis.