The business and management changes RIM has made since Heins took over as CEO in January are not signs of the company dying, but rather signs of a company in transition, Heins said.
“This company is not ignoring the world out there, nor is it in a death spiral,” Mr. Heins said. “Yes, it is very, very challenged at the moment, specifically in the U.S. market. The way I would describe it, we’re in the middle of a transition.”
RIM reported a quarterly net loss of $192 million and also announced it would shed 5,000 jobs. In addition, RIM's latest smartphone, the Blackberry 10, will suffer a delayed launch, the company said. The new mobile device will now launch in 2013. It was originally planned to debut later this year.