Which is too bad.
In the real world a little Canadian company came up with a brilliant way of communicating. (I hated the thing but it worked.) And then it sat at the top of the heap for, more or less, a decade.
Then Apple moved its cheese.
And, instead of crushing the iPhone Rim assumed that its none to interesting messaging system would continue. Hello, my email is gmail. Which needs a smartphone. Which left RIM out in the cold.
Stuff happens really fast. There is no room for legacy. People change their phones every 18 months. Snooze, loose.
We move on.