New RIM CEO tests other platforms, says things will change
Heins said that when he said that there would be no changes at RIM, he was talking about the company itself. According to the CEO, he meant that there would be no restructuring of the firm, no splitting up RIM into different companies and that the Canadian based manufacturer was not going to be sold. As far as the actual products coming from the company is concerned, he insists that there will be "a lot of change."
I have to do this. You need to know where you are." A man at the top who knows what is selling would be a big change at RIM. Perhaps explaining why BlackBerry units have never been able to catch up features-wise with the Apple iPhone or Android handsets, RIM staff never played with competing models like the Apple iPhone. That lack of knowing what people want in a smartphone went all the way to the offices of ex-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridus and explains a lot of things that have gone wrong for RIM, including the launch of the BlackBerry Storm 9530 in 2008.
Still, the new CEO said that his predecessors left the company traveling on the right path even if they made inevitable mistakes. He criticized Android manufacturers saying that he saw no "no room for differentiation" among manufacturers of handsets using Google's open source OS.