Report: Why Jim Balsillie quit RIM
0. phoneArena posted on 13 Apr 2012, 09:36
According to Reuters, former RIM CEO Jim Balsillie quit as a company director because RIM's board and its new CEO turned down his plan to offer BlackBerry-esque compression and routing service to users of non BlackBerry handsets...
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1. jmoita2 posted on 13 Apr 2012, 10:35 2 2
That is akin to jumping off the Titanic...that's why.
2. Droid_X_Doug posted on 13 Apr 2012, 11:01 4 0
Balsillie's concept is probably the only remaining option for RIM if the BB10 handsets flop.
4. downphoenix posted on 13 Apr 2012, 11:59 3 0
well that and also going Android, maybe utilize some of the BB10 features and UI but otherwise going full android so they can have a strong app market and given that they are known to be a quality device manufacturer that's just fallen behind the trend (like Nokia before it) they could make a comeback as long as they dont blunder it further.
7. Jeromeo posted on 16 Apr 2012, 14:52 0 0
He quit because RIMM's health plan wouldn't pay for hair restoration surgery.
(Nor facial reconstructive surgery for that matter).
8. thelegend6657 posted on 19 Apr 2012, 06:24 0 0
Fire the current CEO or CFO and replace with this person !
9. andrew1953 posted on 20 Apr 2012, 06:29 0 0
His explanation doesnt cut any ice with me. Thorsten heins has shown the strategy BlackBerry should have been pursuing all along.i.e.playing to their greatest strength and developing their software- not trying to outdo Apple or Android with a superphone. Balsille had totally the wrong strategy and is too embarrased to admit it.I have a Playbook 64GB with mini keyboard,9800,9860 and think Blackberry have the best O/S for social networking,messaging. I am even more. Convinced that Thorsten Heins is doing a much better job.