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Report: Why Jim Balsillie quit RIM

0. phoneArena 13 Apr 2012, 09:36 posted on

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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posted on 13 Apr 2012, 10:35 2

1. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


That is akin to jumping off the Titanic...that's why.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 11:18 1

3. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


totally agree

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 11:01 4

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5921; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Balsillie's concept is probably the only remaining option for RIM if the BB10 handsets flop.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 11:59 3

4. downphoenix (Posts: 2381; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


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.

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 15:31 4

5. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


The short answer: Because he's smart...

posted on 15 Apr 2012, 17:29 1

6. andrew1953 (Posts: 175; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


Thorstein Heins is doing a much better job.

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 14:52

7. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


He quit because RIMM's health plan wouldn't pay for hair restoration surgery.
(Nor facial reconstructive surgery for that matter).

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 06:24

8. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Fire the current CEO or CFO and replace with this person !

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 06:29

9. andrew1953 (Posts: 175; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


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.

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