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To Rebound, RIM Courts the Carriers

By IAN AUSTEN

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/te...gewanted=print

OTTAWA — Even though Research in Motion, the maker of BlackBerry devices, has been undermined by Apple’s iPhone and phones using Google’s Android software, the exceptional success of its competitors could provide the foundation of its recovery.

Many wireless carriers are starting to feel threatened by the growing prominence of Apple and Google, especially as phones take on a variety of new tasks like replacing credit cards. Nor are the carriers keen about having just two companies controlling a major part of their businesses. As a result, many carriers want a revitalized RIM to serve as a counterbalance, analysts and telecommunications consultants say.