RIM Reboots: New CEO, New Board, New Plan to License QNX Software

Posted: 23/01/2012 in Blackberry, In The News, mobile
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Blackberry maker Research In Motion had an awful 2011, losing three-quarters of its market value and further ground to competitors on Google, Apple and even Microsoft’s platform. But after founder/CEO Mike Lazaridis and co-CEO Jim Balsillie resisted public calls to change course or resign their posts for so long, now that they’ve done both, it’s still something of a surprise.

The formal announcement will come Monday, but it’s official, confirmed in an extended multi-party interview with Toronto’s The Globe and Mail: Lazaridis and Balsillie will resign as CEOs, making way for Thorsten Heins, currently RIM’s COO of Product Engineering.

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