/// Interview: RIM Chief Thorsten Heins on Saying No to Android and Other Lessons Learned

November 16, 2012  |  All Things Digital


In taking over Research In Motion, CEO Thorsten Heins said he got lots of advice, including plenty of people who said that RIM should switch to making Android devices. “I got a lot of advice to just go Android,” Heins said in an interview on Thursday . But, Heins said, there wasn’t much of an opportunity to stand out. Samsung, which makes a lot of its own components, had made a good business for itself, but everyone else was having a tough time standing out from one another. Plus, he said, “It’s not going to be respectuful to our BlackBerry users.” Instead, Heins has doubled down on the company’s bet to do its own operating system, BlackBerry 10.

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Interview: RIM Chief Thorsten Heins on Saying No to Android and Other Lessons Learned


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