Research In Motion

So this will be the first time in CrackBerry's history where we'll be living blogging a RIM earnings call, but we're going to do it up this evening for a couple of good reasons. For one, on the last couple of calls some newsworthy tidbits have surfaced - like on the last one where Jim Balsillie confirmed the rumor I reported earlier about BlackBerry 6.1 being rebranded to BlackBerry 7. The second, and more important reason, is that RIM is increasingly entering a sink or swim state. While they continue to do pretty well internationally, in the United States the demand for BlackBerry has definitely been dropping (I don't even want to think about how long it's been since I've written a review for a new BlackBerry Smartphone), and unfortunately for RIM, Wall Street is located in the US. RIM's stock price has been sinking these past few months, and the answers given by RIM's top people to questions asked on tonight's call will have an impact on how things look for RIM going forward.

You can actually listen to the call live (click here for details), and on the live blog we'll giving our thoughts on what we hear. To add some commentary to our live blog from the street's perspective, I'm going to be bringing on Chris Umiastowski (former RIM analyst for TD) for good measure. We'll have an open live chat going as well, so it'll be fun. 

Ok, that's it. Be sure to grab some popcorn and be here at 5pm ET! Whether the results are good or bad, I'm sure it's going to be one heck of an interesting earnings call! 

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