The same week RIM announced their planned saviour, BB10, was delayed, they posted another loss and now the company has also heard rumblings from carriers that they’re not overly content either.
Bloomberg has claimed that carriers like AT&T and Verizon have requested that RIM reduces the cost of subscriptions to Blackberry services such as BBM. Understandable the Canadian company is reluctant to do this because these services account for more than a third of their annual income!
The Canadian company has essentially refused to comment on the story officially, instead they offered up a generic statement saying that they, “intend to continue generating a revenue stream from the services [they] offer”. That’s all their spokesperson, Nick Manning, would say and unsurprisingly both AT&T and Verizon declined to comment.
Talk about being kicked while you’re down!