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    01 21 2013
    RIM mulls licensing out software: CEO in paper - Yahoo! Finance

    RIM mulls licensing out software: CEO in paper
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    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Research in Motion will look into strategic alliances with other technology companies once it has launched its new BlackBerry 10 models, its chief executive told a German newspaper.

    German-born CEO Thorsten Heins told daily Die Welt in an interview published on Monday that the group's strategic review could lead to the sale of RIM's hardware production or the sale of licenses to its software, among other options.

    "The main thing for now is to successfully introduce Blackberry 10. Then we'll see," Heins was quoted as saying.

    RIM hopes its re-engineered line of Blackberry 10 touch-screen and keyboard devices will win back market share lost to rivals such as Apple's iPhone and devices powered by Google's market-leading Android operating system.

    (Reporting by Ludwig Burger; Editing by Mark Potter)


    Blackberry-Hersteller RIM erwägt Zerschlagung des Konzerns - Telekom - derStandard.at

    Vor Entscheidung soll Markteinführung von Blackberry 10 abgewartet werden

    Der Blackberry-Hersteller RIM erwägt trotz seines Bemühens um eine Neuaufstellung die Zerschlagung des Konzerns. "Es gibt mehrere Möglichkeiten, wozu der Verkauf der Hardware-Produktion ebenso gehört wie die Lizenzierung unserer Software", sagte der Chef von Research In Motion (RIM) in einem Interview der "Welt" auf die Frage nach den Optionen für den früheren Trendsetter. Auch wenn der Druck auf das Unternehmen zuletzt gesunken sei, laufe die strategische Überprüfung noch. Er wolle aber nicht in Hektik entscheiden, sondern zuerst die Markteinführung des neuen Blackberry 10 Ende Januar abwarten. Dies sei "ein ganz entscheidender Moment und Meilenstein für Research in Motion".
    Rückgang bei Kundenzahl

    Die Kanadier gerieten angesichts der Konkurrenz von Apple und Samsung ins Hintertreffen. Anfang Dezember musste RIM erstmals in der Firmengeschichte einen Rückgang der Kundenzahl verkraften. Das beunruhigte Heins jedoch nicht. "Man muss das schon in Relation setzen. Bei 80 Millionen Nutzern eine Million zu verlieren, mit einer Geräte-Auswahl, die schon über ein Jahr alt ist, ist nicht so schlecht." Er setze darauf, dass das Blackberry 10 den Trend hin zum Blackberry wieder verstärken werde. Erste Expertenmeinungen zum Prototyp des neues Gerätes waren positiv.
    Kritik an Patentklagen

    Hein, der die Geschicke von RIM seit einem Jahr leitet, kritisierte die Flut an Patentklagen in der Branche. Geistiges Eigentum müsse geschützt werden. "Man muss aber die Kirche im Dorf lassen und nur das schützen, was wirklich wichtig für Innovation ist." Die Industrie solle sich mit den Regulierungs- und Patentbehörden zusammensetzen und eine vernünftige Strategie ausarbeiten, regte er an. (Reuters, 20.1.2013)
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    01 21 2013
    RIM mulls licensing out software: CEO in paper - Yahoo! Finance

    RIM mulls licensing out software: CEO in paper
    Reuters – 5 hours ago

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Research in Motion will look into strategic alliances with other technology companies once it has launched its new BlackBerry 10 models, its chief executive told a German newspaper.

    German-born CEO Thorsten Heins told daily Die Welt in an interview published on Monday that the group's strategic review could lead to the sale of RIM's hardware production or the sale of licenses to its software, among other options.

    "The main thing for now is to successfully introduce Blackberry 10. Then we'll see," Heins was quoted as saying.

    RIM hopes its re-engineered line of Blackberry 10 touch-screen and keyboard devices will win back market share lost to rivals such as Apple's iPhone and devices powered by Google's market-leading Android operating system.

    (Reporting by Ludwig Burger; Editing by Mark Potter)


    Blackberry-Hersteller RIM erwägt Zerschlagung des Konzerns - Telekom - derStandard.at

    Vor Entscheidung soll Markteinführung von Blackberry 10 abgewartet werden

    Der Blackberry-Hersteller RIM erwägt trotz seines Bemühens um eine Neuaufstellung die Zerschlagung des Konzerns. "Es gibt mehrere Möglichkeiten, wozu der Verkauf der Hardware-Produktion ebenso gehört wie die Lizenzierung unserer Software", sagte der Chef von Research In Motion (RIM) in einem Interview der "Welt" auf die Frage nach den Optionen für den früheren Trendsetter. Auch wenn der Druck auf das Unternehmen zuletzt gesunken sei, laufe die strategische Überprüfung noch. Er wolle aber nicht in Hektik entscheiden, sondern zuerst die Markteinführung des neuen Blackberry 10 Ende Januar abwarten. Dies sei "ein ganz entscheidender Moment und Meilenstein für Research in Motion".
    Rückgang bei Kundenzahl

    Die Kanadier gerieten angesichts der Konkurrenz von Apple und Samsung ins Hintertreffen. Anfang Dezember musste RIM erstmals in der Firmengeschichte einen Rückgang der Kundenzahl verkraften. Das beunruhigte Heins jedoch nicht. "Man muss das schon in Relation setzen. Bei 80 Millionen Nutzern eine Million zu verlieren, mit einer Geräte-Auswahl, die schon über ein Jahr alt ist, ist nicht so schlecht." Er setze darauf, dass das Blackberry 10 den Trend hin zum Blackberry wieder verstärken werde. Erste Expertenmeinungen zum Prototyp des neues Gerätes waren positiv.
    Kritik an Patentklagen

    Hein, der die Geschicke von RIM seit einem Jahr leitet, kritisierte die Flut an Patentklagen in der Branche. Geistiges Eigentum müsse geschützt werden. "Man muss aber die Kirche im Dorf lassen und nur das schützen, was wirklich wichtig für Innovation ist." Die Industrie solle sich mit den Regulierungs- und Patentbehörden zusammensetzen und eine vernünftige Strategie ausarbeiten, regte er an. (Reuters, 20.1.2013)
    I don't think saying you might sale your hardware division before launch of BlackBerry 10. But Ruhr possible Samsung made BlackBerry 10 device makes me excited for other partners making phones.
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    They're trying to get sold.

    BB10 is not really an os meant to work, it's a nice advertisement to get sold.

    All the engineers who should be working on useful features now in fact have their luggage packed, and sit at their desk waiting for phone calls.
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    "Sale of licenses to its software" is a better option... this will enable RIM to quickly widely spread-out the BB10 OS in the market... and making it popular means better support from third party developers... and better support from third party developers means more customers will be inclined to buy and use the product... in the end, more customers means more profits... which is the main objective of all these innovations, trying to be competitive, and maintaining market share...
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    Riiiiight, We're going to listen to the anti BlackBerry Queen over at Yahoo. (save for Bakamushi who's being a debby downer today)
    This article wreaks of last ditch effort to down the stock before the big lift. Thor actually said "conceivable" in speaking about licencing out. Furthermore, of course they're going to look at alliances. Why not? QNX is sooo much more than just a handset OS. BlackBerry is so much more than just a phone (scratch that....a superphone) so why not look at partnerships that will be good for my shares (and all other investors')

    But back to my opening comment.......I've read the article on Reuters,........I just like to bash Yahoii whenever I can.
    This message was most likely posted from my PlayBook LTE, or my White Zed 10, or perhaps my HP laptop on my 10's wifi hotspot. Point is, BlackBerry played a part in this message!!
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    This has been on the table for the past year. Not much new.
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    BB10 is not really an os meant to work, it's a nice advertisement to get sold.

    ........right..........
    Quote Originally Posted by Bakamushi View Post
    They're trying to get sold.

    BB10 is not really an os meant to work, it's a nice advertisement to get sold.

    All the engineers who should be working on useful features now in fact have their luggage packed, and sit at their desk waiting for phone calls.
    I waited...It launched...Im still waiting...
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    That guy Thorstein is insane.

    He is going to sell his phones in the coming weeks, and he comes in the press and says "Oh but they're not going to be so special, there might better ones by somebody else soon".

    And also "Help us, buy a lot of BB10 phones so we can give the keys of the shop to someone else and go away fast".
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    I don't think it's a good ideas :sad: It's sound like Apple mulls licensing to other companies . Quite riddiculous

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