They will burn through their cash quickly. R&D is expensive especially when staff is going down for cost control and morale is low. Also, I am sure a name change will be in the millions, updating signs at the properties, changing letterhead, man hours updating everything That was Rimm. Also, the consulting fee telling them it was a good idea.
That is not the point, what Apple cash position is. RIM has cash and no debt with a cap that is going to grow now. RIM is hot and Apple is resting on yesterdays technology. Blackberry runs circles around Apple phones. Think people are not going to buy Blackberry, when Apple and Samsung are years away from anything that matches this technology??? Are you still using your Motorola phone???