Tag: Jim Balsillie

RIM Announces Thorsten Heins as the New President and CEO of Research In Motion

RIM Announces Thorsten Heins as the New President and CEO of Research In Motion

January 23, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The Press Release made it official, and Inside BlackBerry has posted the announcement. Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis step down from their Co-CEO positions as Thorsten Heins steps up to the plate. I know Thorsten must be excited and elated to be taking RIM across the threshold and into a new era.

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RIM Given Six Months To Prove Why Their Co-CEO’s Deserve the Chairman Title

RIM Given Six Months To Prove Why Their Co-CEO’s Deserve the Chairman Title

July 14, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

Can there be only one? That’s the question RIM will need to ponder for the next six months. Bloomberg BusinessWeek has reported that Research In Motion LTD has six months to show why Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis need to keep their roles as Chairman of the Board or they may once again face the proposal […]

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RIM Announces Playbook Will Be Priced Less Than Apple’s iPad

RIM Announces Playbook Will Be Priced Less Than Apple’s iPad

November 10, 2010 | By | 5 Comments

Bloomberg has posted some more details from Research In Motion Ltd. about the upcoming Playbook we’re all excited about. First, it will sell in North America in the first quarter, and secondly, it will be sold for less than $500 as it goes to bat against the iPad.

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Jim Balsillie Responds To Steve Job’s Comments

Jim Balsillie Responds To Steve Job’s Comments

October 20, 2010 | By | 5 Comments

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple,  during a 4th Q earnings call made some comments aimed at the competition over the iPad. And while most of it was directed at Google, the seven inch comment also applied to the PlayBook. Jim Balsillie, Co CEO of RIM, had his response, and it was most fitting. Apples and […]

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BlackBerry Planet Coming to A Bookstore Near You!

BlackBerry Planet Coming to A Bookstore Near You!

August 19, 2009 | By | 3 Comments

While the BlackBerry Nation loves their phones, and the culture is a culture as close and networked as War Of WarCraft players, if not larger. And for the first time a book about Research In Motion, the Corporation behind the BlackBerry, is coming out in September. The book is by Canandian author and historian, Alastair […]

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RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie Wants To Buy A Hockey Team And Move Them Too!

RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie Wants To Buy A Hockey Team And Move Them Too!

May 11, 2009 | By | 10 Comments

Here’s something to howl about if you’re a hockey fan. RIM Co-CEO wants to buy the Phoenix Coyotes. Before I go into details, let’s see how the offer came about. The ownership group of the Phoenix Coyotes had filed for bankruptcy protection May 5, 2009. The filing as noted by a news release also included […]

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