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BlackBerry CEO ups company's survival chances from 50 to 80%

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 11:07

The new BlackBerry is set to have larger screens, full keyboard and the old productive features of its trademark messaging-centric smartphones.

Outgoing BlackBerry chief Thorsten Heins to get $22mn exit package

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 18:50

Heins was supposed to land a payday worth nearly 56 million dollars in the event that he was fired following the sale of BlackBerry, as per the new employment contract struck in April.

BlackBerry says it has no plans to shut handset unit

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 00:10

BlackBerry Ltd has no plans to shut down its loss-making handset business, incoming interim Chief Executive John Chen said on Monday, adding that the smartphone maker has sufficient resources to stage a turnaround.

Blackberry chief to receive mega-millions in payout if company sold

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 14:02

CEO Thorsten Heins is expected to receive as much as 55.6 million dollars if the company is sold.

BlackBerry open to going private: Sources

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 11:17

BlackBerry Ltd is warming up to the possibility of going private, as the smartphone maker battles to revive its fortunes, several sources familiar with the situation said.

Blackberry CEO asks investors to be patient during company’s transition phase

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 23:44

Blackberry, now formally changed into Research In Motion Ltd. Recently faced steep drop in its shares of about 28 percent which caused several analysts to issue downgrades, however, CEO Thorsten Heins said that analysts overestimated company’s future performance, Globe and Mail reports.

BlackBerry CEO says firm testing 'phone-powered' tablets, laptops

Last Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 14:45

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has said that company is working on ways to make its new phone work with tablets and other computing devices.

BlackBerry boss says Apple '5 yrs out of date'

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 10:13

BlackBerry's chief executive Thorsten Heins has suggested that Apple has not kept up with the pace of innovation, saying the iPhone maker is 'five years out of date'.

RIM restores service after BlackBerry outage in Europe

Last Updated: Saturday, September 22, 2012, 13:14

The disruption echoed a much larger failure that took down BlackBerry service for much of the world last October, and boded poorly for the struggling smartphone maker's turnaround plans.

RIM's senior executive joins parade of resignations

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 09:50

Karima Bawa, the top lawyer at Research In Motion Ltd has resigned, joining a parade of long-time company executives to depart since Thorsten Heins took over as CEO earlier this year.

RIM unveils prototype for BlackBerry 10 operating system

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012, 09:22

Research In Motion has unveiled its next-generation BlackBerry 10 smartphone powered by a re-imagined operating system.

RIM tells European developers it`s "ready to compete"

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 08, 2012, 11:15

Next-generation software for BlackBerry`s smartphones is "ready to compete", RIM`s new chief executive, Thorsten Heins said.