RIM CEO Heins Optimistic About Future
Thorsten Heins, CEO of Ontario-based Research in Motion (RIM) Ltd., said on Thursday that the mobile computing device company is working in normal position and there is nothing wrong with it. He denied that the company is in a “death spiral”.
"There's nothing wrong with the company as it exists right now," Heins said on CBC's Metro Morning, a local radio program in Toronto. "I'm not talking about the company as I, kind of, took it over six months ago. I'm talking about the company (in the) state it's in right now."
Although RIM is facing challenges from the market and it delayed the launch of its next-generation BlackBerry 10 phones, Heins is very optimistic about the future of the company as he said in a radio interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
"This company is not ignoring the world out there, nor is it in a death spiral," Heins told the CBC.
"Yes, it is very, very challenged at the moment — specifically in the U.S. market. The way I would describe it: we're in the middle of a transition," he said. "All that is in the making, it's in the works. This company is in the middle of it and I'm positive we will emerge successfully from that transition."
"RIM's development teams are relentlessly focused on ensuring the quality and reliability of the platform and I will not compromise the product by delivering it before it is ready," said Heins. "I am confident that the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones will provide a ground-breaking next generation smartphone user experience."