Did you bring popcorn? Research in Motion's first-quarter earnings report was a blast -- in the literal explosive sense.
A little less than a year ago, ZDNet's Jason Perlow predicted three outcomes for the BlackBerry maker: independence, assimilation, or oblivion.
The company was given three valid options -- and it still had time on its side -- to pull itself out of the then-quagmire it had found itself in.
But RIM failed to adapt and compete, and announced its first ever quarterly operating loss.
RIM said yesterday it would layoff 5,000 employees, dropping the total employee count … Read more