TORONTO – The chief executive of Research In Motion, manufacturer of BlackBerry phones, said that there’s nothing wrong with the company in its present form, and denies that the firm is in a “downward slope” . The company’s CEO issued this stated this statement during an interview last Tuesday.
In a radio interview with Canadian half, the executive Thorsten Heins, said that RIM is facing very serious challenges but continues to be graceful during this transition.
“There is nothing wrong with the company as it continues to exist today,” said Heins.
“I’m not talking about the company that I took, say, six months ago. I’m talking about the company in the state it is now,” he added.
Heins denied RIM’s future is in doubt because it has postponed the launch of its next generation of BlackBerry products until next year. This delay was seen by the market as a major setback for a company that once dominated the smart phone business.
“This company is not ignoring the world nor is it on a downward slope,” said Heins.
“Yes, it’s very, very challenged at this time, especially in the U.S. market. The way you describe it: we are in the midst of a transition. I am optimistic that we will emerge from this transition successfully,” he said.
Last week, RIM announced that the operational losses were more than expected for the quarter thus resulting to deep job cuts. Additionally, they had t postpone the launch of their new BlackBerry units to early 2013 instead of later this year.