A pair of stories emerged today that demonstrate how Research in Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry smartphones, is under attack from all sides. For some time, RIM's position as one that satisfied corporate clients with its smartphones was unassailable.
Second, Dell, which is in the smartphone business itself, told the Wall Street Journal that it plans to ditch RIM's BlackBerrys for its 25,000 employees, and switch them over to their phones, which would run Microsoft and Android software.
Corporate I.T. departments are under pressure from employees to support their personal devices, which are often iPhones and Android devices -- so RIM's competitors are slowly creeping into the workplace. Will there be a tipping point soon?