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RIM CEO Thorsten Heins: BlackBerry 10 is a laptop killer

Published Nov 19th, 2012 10:55AM EST
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.

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