Lunch with RIM CEO Thorsten Heins: Time for a bite, and little else

WATERLOO, ONT. — The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Aug 24,2012, 7:12 PM EDT 

Everyone knows that time is RIM’s enemy. Everyone knows about the interminable delays in its next product line, BlackBerry 10, which have cost it not only credibility but millions of potential customers. The longer it takes to get it to market, the more ground RIM loses to Apple, Samsung Electronics and other competitors. Many wonder whether the company can even survive; in the days leading up to our meeting, the media pounced on two more takeover rumours, a grim testament to how far RIM has fallen.

But Mr. Heins suggests that rivals, if they are sniffing around, are doing so for a reason. He seems cheerful.


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