It is no secret that the nine Wireless Giant BlackBerry Retail stores in the US have not been doing well recently. According to a likely but unconfirmed source at the Cantech Letter RIM is rumored to be closing their US stores. They highlight how this is in contrast to developing countries like the UAE, EMEA, Indonesia, and other areas where RIM is opening multiple new stores. There really is not much substance to this rumor but I have a hunch that RIM would be better served during the launch of BlackBerry 10 with stronger advertising and traveling experience centers at airports and other locations instead of branded stores.
What do you think about what RIM should do about retail locations in the US?
PS: Dave just shot that picture of the Wireless Giant branded BlackBerry store in Newark Airport a few minutes ago.