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RIM CEO Thorsten Heins: BlackBerry 10 has ‘clear shot’ at being No.3

There’s no question that RIM (RIMM), maker of the once-mighty BlackBerry, has fallen behind in the wake of iOS and Android. After showing off BlackBerry 10’s new features and explaining his plans to revive the company, CEO Thorsten Heins told press attending BlackBerry Jams Americas on Tuesday: “We have a clear shot at being the No. 3 platform in the market. Carriers want other platforms. And we’re not just another open platform running on another system. We’re BlackBerry.” Whether RIM can actually deliver on its promise is anybody’s guess. Android and iOS currently hold the top two spots for smartphone operating system market share and Symbian brings up the rear. RIM’s BlackBerry 10 will be squaring off with Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows Phone 8 for third-place when it debuts in the first quarter of 2013.


Raymond Wong

Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. His writing has appeared on DVICE, Ubergizmo, G4TV, Yahoo News, NBC blogs. You might even have seen his videos on Xbox LIVE.