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RIM’s New CEO Confirms BlackBerry Will Not Be Sold

by Killian Bell | January 27, 2012January 27, 2012 5:13 am PST

Thorsten HeinsResearch in Motion’s newly-instated CEO Thorsten Heins has confirmed that despite the company’s current struggle, BlackBerry will not be sold. Heins assures BlackBerry fans that he is not looking to take the easy route out of the company’s current situation, and that he believes BlackBerry can “really succeed in this market.”

If there’s one thing we already know about Heins, then, it’s that he’s a very optimistic guy. He has vowed not to give into the likes of Google and launch and launch Android-powered BlackBerry handsets, and he has dismissed claims that BlackBerry may be sold off.

In a recent interview with CrackBerry, Heins said:

“My true belief is that RIM has the strength and the assets that we can really succeed in this market.

“There is a LOT of change. There is a lot of structure change, there has been already a lot of change in terms of our software, our software platform, bringing QNX in. There is no standstill at any moment here at RIM.

“What I wanted to make clear to the market is that we believe in our own strength, we are BlackBerry, we are an integrated solution, hardware, software, services, and network.”

But as TechRadar notes, it may be a little too late for RIM, at least in the U.K. A recent report from the BBC revealed that at least three quarters of BlackBerry users in Britain wish to change their handsets for a different device. RIM’s market share in the U.K. has decreased from 23% to 19% in just nine months.

Let’s hope than RIM’s new CEO really can turn the company around. While I’m not a BlackBerry user, it’s never nice to see a company and its products go down.

Do you think Heins has what it takes to save BlackBerry?

[via TechRadar]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...