BlackRock voices concerns about Research In Motion
“We are concerned about some of the players that we have relied on to provide material services and equipment,” Scott Condron, chief technology officer of asset management giant BlackRock, said at an information technology conference in New York sponsored by Waters magazine.
BlackRock’s Condron lauded Research In Motion’s BlackBerry, which is his firm’s default-issued smartphone, as “still the best enterprise platform” for internal communications but expressed concern about the company’s health.
“I would like them to be a preferred supplier but am afraid they might not be here,” he said at the conference. “They are faltering. That has to concern many of us.”
Research In Motion said in an e-mailed statement said:
“Research In Motion has a solid foundation and a leading position in the enterprise sector, where around 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on BlackBerry to get their work done,”.
RIM, went on to say:
“We have shown BlackBerry 10 to a broad range of carriers, enterprises and developers in recent weeks.
We’re confident that BlackBerry 10 will allow us to become the innovation leader in the mobile computing domain.”