Today in Mobile

Research In Motion is working with financial advisers to figure out how to stop the bleeding, and the foundering developer is reportedly considering licensing its proprietary operating system to a handset vendor. I can understand the appeal of that strategy, which might mirror the tie-up between Microsoft and Nokia regarding Windows Phone. But as my colleague Kevin C. Tofel points out, it’s unlikely any major vendor actually wants the current version of BlackBerry, and BB10 has yet to hit the market. RIM is a long shot to ever regain its status as a major player in the world of mobile platforms, but it has a better chance if it continues to control every aspect of its ecosystem.