Recents months has seen Research In Motion has been struggling lately with the BlackBerry brand, as their revenues slip. A few product launches haven’t gone quite as planned, At a Goldman Sachs conference this week, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said there is a need for a third major smartphone platform, but he doesn’t think RIM will emerge as a player. “The carriers are beginning to coalesce around the need for a third ecosystem. Over the next 12 months I think it will coalesce and you will start to see one emerge as a legitimate third ecosystem,” RIM’s market share has been declining, but the company still controls significant market share. During the three-month average period ending in July, RIM controlled 21.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, ranking third behind Apple (27 percent) and Google’s Android platform (41.8 percent), according to comScore, Inc. RIM had controlled 25.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone market during the three-month average period ending in April, comScore reported.