July 10th, 2012
02:36 PM ET

RIM's death spiral?

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Today is the showdown between BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) and its shareholders. Investors will vent - and for good reason.

The company's share price has fallen 95% since its peak in 2008. RIM's answer to the iPad, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, is not likely to see an upgrade. And the BlackBerry 10 Operating System has been delayed to the first quarter of next year.

Times are tough for the inventor of mobile email. And never was that clearer when a series of letters began appearing on BGR.com last year - letters supposedly from RIM employees speaking out about the direction of the company.

I spoke to BGR's Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Geller today on News Stream. He tells me the company has 6 to 9 months to turn things around... or else.