Talking to The Telegraph, Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins has confessed that the corporation can no longer contend against the big guys releasing sixty phones every year. In its place, BlackBerry will be looking at licensing its future mobile operating system, BlackBerry 10, to other manufacturers, in optimism of becoming profitable once more & ultimately having its lost hardware trade back.
This is in fact huge news, bearing in mind that the words arrived straight from the CEO of the company. If Research in Motion can find a few hardware partners prepared to develop devices with its eco system, it could convert it into a software-centric corporation similar to Microsoft. Anyway, the hardware business of this company is not in good condition. So, it is a great call.
But, it would be sad to see a top-notch hardware manufacturer like RIM to make its manufacturing business a second priority. However, the manufacturers of BlackBerry smartphones are known to be a skillful software maker when we talks about delivering quality software services. Hence, the probability of getting successful is quite high.
Obviously RIM will continue making handsets and tablets. They are definitely looking forward to release new devices, but considering the statement of their CEO, it seems like they hope to get some other producers to do the manufacturing chores. Perhaps RIM is prepared to do anything to keep the company afloat. What do you think about this decision of RIM? Let us know through the comments section given below.