RIM CEO Thorsten Heins says that there's "nothing wrong with the company" as it stands todayAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Things haven't exactly been peachy keen for RIM as of late. The company recently revealed that BlackBerry 10 is now due in Q1 2013 and, after announcing some not-so-awesome earnings, RIM also said that it expects the next several quarters "to continue to be very challenging." Despite these conditions, though, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins insists that there's "nothing wrong" with his firm. In an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Heins said that he believes that there's nothing wrong with RIM as it stands now. "This company is not ignoring the world out there, nor is it in a death spiral," Heins explained. However, the exec did admit RIM is "very, very challenged" at the moment, especially in the U.S., adding that he feels that RIM is in the middle of a transition that he's confident it'll emerge from successfully.
Considering that Heins is RIM's CEO, it's not exactly a surprise to see him trying to convince everyone that RIM will get through this trying time A-ok. Still, the company is definitely hurting right now, and pushing BlackBerry 10 to early 2013 only gives the likes of Android 4.1, iOS 6 and Windows Phone 8 more time (during the holidays, no less) to pick up new customers. It's been rumored that RIM is feeling pressure to weigh its strategic options, which are said to include a network sale and Microsoft partnership, but for now it looks like the firm is sticking to its BlackBerry 10 guns. We'll just have to wait and see how that works out for it.