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Canadian Business buries RIM before it’s even dead

(Image: Instagram, John Montgomery)

Canadian Business seems pretty convinced that Research in Motion is in a dire state—and it’s certainly not the only publication to voice that opinion. Unlike other media outlets, however, the magazine’s latest cover (shared on Instagram by art director and former Toronto Life–er John Montgomery) actually gives the date of death. Sure, RIM is bleeding money, selling its private jet, facing lawsuits, delaying products, laying off employees and trying—and failing—to appease shareholders with its new touchy-feely PR strategy. But coming right out and saying that RIM is dead when there’s still a chance—a wafer-slim chance, but a chance—that it could rally seems a tad mean (even if the cover design is arresting). [Instagram]