RIM’s CEO, Thorsten Heins said the company is considering selling their hardware production division after the launch of their upcoming Blackberry 10 mobile OS.
This comes from an interview with German publication Die Welt, where the CEO stated that even though there is no need to make a hasteful decision, RIM is considering all options to turn a profit as sales of Blackberry decline. The Canadian company has also considered licensing out the Blackberry OS and enterprise infrastructure, and the Blackberry Messenger service as well. There were plenty of rumors in the last few months but this is the first time someone from RIM has actually confirmed it though. Blackberry 10 is launching in 9 days with events ‘around the globe’.
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