RIM, or Research in Motion, is in trouble. That isn’t news anymore because it’s become fodder for every tech blog around. The mobile company that used to own the space has fallen by the wayside and the only thing left to decide is where the users will go and what last-ditch effort the company will make to save themselves.
As for saving themselves, there is one rumor that has been floating around – that they will go the Nokia route (another company that was in trouble) and become a Microsoft partner in the Windows Phone space. While that remains to be seen, there was a recent survey done over at the Blackberry enthusiast site, Crackberry, that asked where users would go if they couldn’t wait for the long-delayed Blackberry 10.
The results weren’t very surprising, except for one thing. iPhone 5 garnered the most votes at 47%, while Android picked up a solid 34%, but, most surprisingly, Windows Phone picked up 19% of the votes.
Windows Phone remains behind in the market and also in this survey, but they are gaining ground steadily and perhaps can still turn this into a race. Clearly it’s a three-way battle at this point with Nokia, while still making Symbian, conceding, and Blackberry losing their mojo. Android, iOS, and Windows Phone will be the only three mobile operating systems that will matter going forward.