BRIEF-RIM to tier service fees based on customer requirements

TORONTO Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:06pm EST

TORONTO Dec 20 (Reuters) - Research In Motion Ltd : * Chief executive Thorsten Heins says service fees will be tiered based on what

customers require in terms of security, manageability, other services * CEO Heins says looking to develop blackberry messenger service to create

additional service revenue * CEO Heins says carriers are committed to spending marketing dollars to

promote blackberry 10 devices * Chief financial officer Brian Bidulka says average revenue per user declined

last quarter as company worked to maintain subscriber base * CEO Heins says may still introduce new blackberry 7 models for more

cost-conscious parts of the world

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xcel wrote:
All predicable. RIM resorts to BB7, not BB10. At least RIM does not have to face the potential embarrassments of delays, defects, and product recalls in BB10. RIM must also squeeze for revenue from the BB users who are dwindling rapidly anyway, to make up for the shortfall from carriers demanding lower monthly payment to RIM. There are two fronts for RIM to defend, the rapidly dwindling United States government and public sector business, and the rapidly encroaching from Nokia low end phones and Samsung sub-$100 QWERTY phones running the free WhatsApp and 2go messaging apps instead of the BBM. The business prospects for RIM have never been dimmer ahead.

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