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Yankee Group: RIM’s Downfall Greatly Exaggerated

Maker of BlackBerry, Research in Motion, has been going through a rough patch lately and is being surrounded by customers and analysts from all sides.

RIM has a customer base of around 70 million globally and amidst all the gloomy speculations there are still who believe in RIM's potential. Boston-based research and consultancy firm, Yankee Group, believes that so-called "death" of Research in Motion in the market of smartphones has been "greatly exaggerated".

In the month of December a report, which highlights predictions for the year 2012, by Yankee predicts that RIM will still be among the top three suppliers of smartphones at the expense of Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system along with their partner Nokia.

According to the prediction BlackBerry will be accounting for almost 12 per cent of the entire smartphone market in 2012 and will easily exceed the total number of smartphones powered by Google's Android operating system, reported Vision2mobile.

The analyst group reported that, "And while both Android and Apple iPhones will grow their shares of the market, BlackBerry users in enterprise will continue to vastly outnumber the roughly 4 per cent of users who choose Windows Mobile or Nokia smartphones,"

The report by Yankee group is names as "2012 Mobility Predictions: A Year of Living Dangerously."