Indeed, according to Gartner, RIM’s smartphone marketshare had plummeted to 2.9% by the third quarter of 2011.
The company hopes that will all change today, however. It’s finally releasing its long-awaited BlackBerry 10 operating system, along with two new smartphones running the software.
Investors have certainly given the company the benefit of the doubt leading up to the announcement. The stock has jumped 158% since September.
Given the company’s history, though, we’ll all be a little surprised if its new OS manages to knock mobile’s current juggernauts off their pedestal.