RIM isn't circling the drain, or even heading for the arms of Microsoft.
The new CEO of Research in Motion, Thorsten Heins, disputes the notion that RIM is circling the drain. Instead, he suggests in an interview with a Canadian television network, the recent poor results are caused by decisions made in the past.
This is not to suggest that RIM is on the verge of collapse, but still, this isn't good news for RIM.
The number of new submissions to Research in Motion for QNX apps has grown by 240 percent this year, according to details revealed to FierceMobileIT at an exclusive one-on-one meeting with Andrew Bocking, RIM's senior vice president of software product management.
One of the many details Heins revealed: BlackBerry 10 will be available with a physical keyboard as well as with in a touchscreen-only version.
Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) will not upgrade phones running the current BlackBerry 7 operating system to its forthcoming BlackBerry 10. Speaking Wednesday at the annual BlackBerry World event in
The finance community takes a lot to be convinced that a company that seems to have its star fading is in fact on the rebound.
RIM needs an out-of-the-park home run with BlackBerry 10. Anything less, and BlackBerry seems destined for a long slow slide into obscurity.
Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) unveiled its BlackBerry 10 platform revamp, considered by many analysts the company's last realistic chance at rejuvenating consumer and developer interest in the
RIM is intent on maintaining the core features that BlackBerry was known for, including easy typing, multitasking and intuitive operation.