Celestica Waving Good-Bye To RIM, No Longer Making Their Handsets

Celestica Inc., a multinational electronics manufacturing services company headquartered in Toronto, has decided that it’s time to leave behind RIM and focus on new endeavors in the coming years. According to Reuters, “it will stop making products for Research in Motion Ltd, its largest customer, over the next three to six months as the BlackBerry maker shrinks its global supply base.”

The manufacturer is currently involved in the production of the Bold 9900 and the Curve 8520, but the Celestica has seen its RIM account shrink by a staggering 16 percent during the first quarter of 2012.

To be fair, it sounds like Celestica Inc. is leaving RIM behind because RIM is in a transition phase, and looking to re-evalute their markets currently. That said, if you’re a company that relies on RIM, you may want to start thinking about some additional revenue streams before its too late. Give the fact that just 9 percent of developers at WWDC (down 36 percent over last year) are developing apps for RIM devices, the writing is on the wall — things are still going to get worse for the company before it gets better.

Source: Reuters

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