RIM has held developer conferences since 2008 in various locations such as Santa Clara, San Francisco and this year in Orlando. (I did a quick internet search to find this information).
They are still headquartered in Waterloo Ontario, Canada.
Here is some recent news about RIM that may inform you as to whether they are underdogs and what not:
"Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM-T11.91-0.72-5.70%)'s stock has dropped roughly 15 per cent since the unveiling of its crucial BlackBerry 10 software on Tuesday, and hit an eight-year low Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Thorsten Heins, who took over as RIM's chief executive officer in late January, showed off the device at the company's BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday. Despite the prototype's sleek new software and enhanced functionality, RIM's stock dropped roughly 6 per cent that date, and kept falling as the conference continued."