Research in Motion's Co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie must feel on top of the world right now having been named the #1 Fastest Growing Company in the World by Fortune Magazine. Making the jump into the consumer space with the introduction of the BlackBerry Pearl was huge for the company (right product at the right time), and following it up with the uber-popular BlackBerry Curve and now newer next-generation devices like the Bold, Storm and Tour have allowed the company to increase its grasp of the growing US smartphone market up to a whopping 56%.
While being #1 is sweet, it's also a tricky position to be in as it's impossible to continue the skyrocketing growth forever. So to the boys and girls in Waterloo and working for RIM around the globe... we hope you celebrated hard tonight, as the smartphone competition out there is getting fiercer by the minute and there's no shortage of work to be done. We have faith in you... let's keep it locked at #1!
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