RIM’s CEO Heins Talked Briefly About Delay In BlackBerry 10 Launch, Call ‘Close Proximity’ As QWERTY And Full Touch Models Around The Same Time

Posted on Jun 28 2012 - 10:01pm by Editorial Staff

On its dazzled ongoing Q1 2013 earnings call today, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins talked “briefly” about why there is a delay in BlackBerry 10 launch, and why the phone moved to first quarter 2013. Heins revealed that the first QWERTY BlackBerry 10 phone will arrive in “close proximity” to its touchscreen-only counterpart. “We fully intend to lead in the QWERTY segment,” Heins says. The company reports a huge $518 million loss on $2.18 billion in revenue, which was not expected, plus the major cut back the company states that it will be reducing its workforce, by firing 5,000 employees.

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