“With Apple’s next generation iPhone in the offing and new Windows Phone 8 and Android handsets headed to market in the weeks ahead, Research In Motion’s forthcoming BlackBerry 10 devices are no longer top of mind for RIM’s carrier partners — if they were ever top of mind at all,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD.

“And while carrier executives are publicly voicing their support for RIM — as Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam recently said, no one should write off RIM until BlackBerry 10 has shipped — in practice they’re taking a more pragmatic approach to RIM’s faltering position in the smartphone market,” Paczkowski reports. “They’re beginning to give it less retail shelf space.”

Paczkowski reports, “That’s what Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette is seeing anyway. He says that recent retail checks show not only a significant decline in BlackBerry inventory, but shelf space pressure and lackluster sales as well.”

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MacDailyNews Take: RIM is DCW, the mobile industry’s zombie.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]