People are getting more accustomed to iPhones – I use one but I’ve got a BlackBerry for work, which the office supplies. I don’t find it very user-friendly. BlackBerry is embedded in the City’s infrastructure, but it’s not impossible that will change, what with the pace of technology.
I was always a BlackBerry user, and then I switched to an iPhone. At first, it was because of the apps available. That wasn’t a professional reason, but then I found that the iPhone deals with everything much better than the BlackBerry. It’s much more of an all-rounder.
I think it’s going to be acquired. RIM does have problems, but then all tech firms have challenges – if you look at any of the major tech firms, they normally have a peak and then a trough, and then get acquired. RIM’s security technology is still of unique value; the City relies on it.