There’s a New Sheriff in Town! RIM’s Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis Have Stepped Down
It’s been a long time coming and now it’s official. Research in Motion’s co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have officially called it quits. Both are being replaced by Thorsten Heins whom previously held the title of COO. Though denied by Balsillie, this change in leadership lines up with the rumored demands of unhappy stockholders. As RIM restructures, their game plan will remain the same, with the f0cus being on releasing BlackBerry 10 and possibly licensing the new software in the future.
With a new skipper at the helm, but a similar strategy still in motion, is this a case of too little too late? We’d like to appeal to the BlackBerry owners and former BlackBerry fans out there and ask, does RIM have a chance? If you currently own a BlackBerry device, are you truly happy with it? If you’ve jumped ship to another platform, would you actually consider going back?