Not looking to be passed by the competition, RIM is still regarded as a top contender in the ever lucrative and competitive smartphone market – there aren't any signs indicating that consumers aren't interested in BlackBerries. Here in the US, we've already seen how they've managed to increase their market share over the last 3 months
, but it looks like they are in the process of increasing that share by meeting the demand for its products. RIM is apparently in the process of opening up a manufacturing plant in Brazil where they will work hand in hand with Flextronics to produce the BlackBerry Curve 8520. RIM's presence in Latin America will undoubtedly increase with the upcoming plant in Brazil combined with the one currently operating in Mexico. For the country of Brazil, the announcement will obviously provide job opportunities for people living in the area as well as RIM's plans for offering the new BlackBerry Academic program. With no end in sight right now for the demand of RIM's quality smartphones, the creation of the manufacturing plant will benefit the company as they continue to make strides in the smartphone market.