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Although he doesn’t mention any hard numbers, BlackBerry (the company formerly known as RIM) President and CEO Thorsten Heins (pictured) is apparently very happy with how the launch of the BlackBerry 10 OS and its accompanying pair of phones is going. In a release posted on BlackBerry’s site, Heins said that yesterday was the best launch day ever in Canada for a BlackBerry device--by a long shot. “In fact, it was more than 50% better than any other launch day in our history in Canada,” he said, adding that “In the UK, we have seen close to three times our best performance... Read more...
On many occasions Thorsten Heins, CEO of Research In Motion, has said he is willing to consider several different options for the company moving forward. It's no secret that RIM wants to license its upcoming BlackBerry 10 software. Another option Heins has considered is much bigger, and it involves selling off the production of BlackBerry hardware. For now, Heins indicated the company's focus is on a successful launch of its BlackBerry 10 platform. The launch event is scheduled to take place next week. In an interview with German newspaper Die Welt, Heins said, "The main thing for now is to successfully... Read more...
When RIM fired its previous team of co-CEOs, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, but replaced them with quiet insider Thorsten Heins, there was concern that the latter was too closely wedded to RIM's old guard to be able to deliver the kind of change the company needs. That idea has just been chucked squarely out the window -- for better or worse, Thorsten has shown his commitment to revamping RIM, starting with some major housecleaning. Basillie, who had taken up a post on RIM's board, is altogether gone, as is the company's CTO, David Yach, and its COO, Jim Rowan. Their firings are just the flagship... Read more...