Rim shots
More bad news for Research in Motion.
By Michael V. Copeland


(Business 2.0) - Research in Motion, maker of the blockbuster BlackBerry, is down on its luck, thanks to an ongoing patent infringement lawsuit. But there's worse news coming in January: Motorola and Nokia are both expected to launch competing e-mail devices on par with BlackBerry's selling price. Nokia's E61 is part of a new line of phones aimed at business customers. Motorola's Q, below, takes design cues from the company's hot-selling Razr. After the tepid reception of its iTunes-equipped Rokr, the Q could be the hit Motorola needs to regain its mojo. Top of page