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RIM CEO Thorsten Heins: BlackBerry 10 is a laptop killer

Zach Epstein
November 19th, 2012 at 10:55 AM
Thorsten Heins Interview

The future of Research In Motion (RIMM) lies squarely on its next-generation BlackBerry 10 platform. While talking up the new OS is certainly among CEO Thorsten Henis’s core duties right now, some think the executive’s excessive optimism could get him sued. Heins was quoted earlier as saying there’s “nothing wrong” with RIM, and now he’s setting some lofty expectations for the firm’s next OS that could be tough to attain.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Heins told the paper that within three to five years, his company’s BlackBerry 10 platform will eliminate the need for laptop computers.

“Whenever you enter an office, you don’t have your laptop with you, you have your mobile computer power exactly here,” Heins told The Times while pointing to a BlackBerry 10 handset. “You will not carry a laptop within three to five years.”

RIM will hold a press conference on January 30th next year to unveil the final version of the BlackBerry 10 platform along with the first device or devices that will launch running the new OS.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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