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RIM hopeful with BlackBerry 10

2012-07-10 22:33

Toronto - The CEO of embattled BlackBerry maker Research in Motion says he isn't satisfied with the company's performance, but he's excited about its prospects with the upcoming BlackBerry 10 system.

Thorsten Heins said during a shareholders meeting in Waterloo, Ontario, on Tuesday that the past year has been very difficult.

He says the company has spent the past several months reorganizing operations to help reverse its fortunes. It's also working hard to get devices running BlackBerry 10 out early next year, months behind schedule, to help it compete better with the iPhone and Android devices.

Research in Motion's stock has since been trading near a nine-year low. Two weeks ago, it announced disappointing quarterly earnings, plans to cut 30% of its workforce and the latest delay in BlackBerry 10.

Comments
  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-07-10 22:54

    RIM deserve to go out of business..they renege on their International Warranty !!

  • nathan.fenner.73 - 2012-07-10 23:43

    Anyone who buys a BB now is a moron! So glad I won't have to see "I've lost my BB contacts, please add me again" posts on Facebook in the near future :)

  • abee.ryan - 2012-07-11 00:33

    I hav a bb, but wen I upgrade I dnt want a bb10, iphone!

  • Teuneman - 2012-07-11 06:27

    I hope it will save a lot of rim jobs. ;D

  • agosthino - 2012-07-11 06:29

    I have a 9300. Its complete crap and the battery doesn't last! Since the first day, it doesn't go for a full day and that's even without using it

  • Noedig Greene - 2012-07-11 06:31

    RIM forget BB10 just make a good long lasting battery

      adrian.tyler - 2012-07-11 08:14

      You mean they must make a good long lasting phone?

  • Tyran Von Bear - 2012-07-11 08:08

    #fail

  • adrian.tyler - 2012-07-11 08:09

    Die RIM Die!!!

  • Hermann - 2012-07-11 08:18

    My current BB is definitely my last one. Cant wait to get an upgrade.

  • PHUZZY187 - 2012-07-11 08:21

    Just to let you folks know Thorsten Heins currently is not using BLACKBERRY but a Samsung SIII yep seems like the not even truysting there own product

      russki.za.3 - 2012-07-11 09:10

      That's not exactly true. He uses an SIII as his secondary handset and had this to say: "Yes, I absolutely do [use a BlackBerry], however, just to stay educated about the market, I always have a second device that is a competitor device so I know where I am, in terms of the competition". Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, uses a BlackBerry, does that mean the CEO of Google doesn't believe in their Android system?

  • sipho.mbulawa - 2012-07-11 11:38

    The last desperate kick of a dying man

  • jason.mcdonahugh - 2012-07-12 09:14

    I feel for the people losing their jobs, but my main issue with BB besides for reliability, is that they arent doing anything new, no cutting edge innovations nothing the new BB's do the exact same thing as the old BB's, there is just nothing exciting being done.

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