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RIM might lose more ground in smartphone market

Analysts have said BlackBerry maker Research-In-Motion (RIM) could soon see its share of the global smartphone market dip below 5%, despite plans to launch a new generation of BlackBerry 10 smartphones later this year, Reuters has reported. RIM had an 8.8% slice of the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter, according to research firm Gartner, down from 14.6% a year earlier. "In the ever competitive smartphone market, Nokia, RIM, Motorola, Sony, LG, and a slew of others are donating market share, while Samsung and Apple continue to gain market share," RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Sue wrote in a note to clients.