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Jan Dawson is Ovum’s Chief Telecoms Analyst, and is responsible for leading the overall Ovum Telecoms research agenda. In addition, Jan is responsible for the quality of the Ovum Telecoms product, and in both these capacities he works closely with clients to understand their needs and how to ensure that the Ovum Telecoms team meets those needs through their research. Jan also leads the Collaborative Intelligence initiative on behalf of the Ovum Telecoms group.
  • BlackBerry 10 will give RIM a little boost, but it won’t save it

    RIM’s history may be divided into two periods: the time from its entry into the smartphone market until the end of 2010, when virtually every quarter brought growth in shipments and revenues, and the period since, which has seen significant declines in both. The question RIM faces at this point in its history is whether the most recent trends are destined to continue, or whether it can recapture its former glory. BlackBerry 10 (BB10) is the company’s attempt to get back on track, and will launch tomorrow. However, I believe that the software, and the new devices that run it,...