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RIM CEO says he would consider selling off BlackBerry hardware business

RIM would consider selling off BlackBerry hardware business

Charles Gantt | Jan 21, 2013 at 09:16 am CST (0 mins, 31 secs reading time)

Thorsten Heins, CEO of Research in Motion, has confirmed in an interview with a German newspaper that he would consider selling off RIM's BlackBerry hardware division.

RIM CEO says he would consider selling off BlackBerry hardware business | TweakTown.com

In an interview with Die Welt, RIM's CEO said that he would consider selling the division, following a successful launch of RIM's next-generation platform. "The main thing for now is to successfully introduce Blackberry 10. Then we'll see," Heins told the paper.

No information has been released on if the company has held meetings with interested parties. Heins has also stated that Research in Motion is interested in licensing the upcoming BlackBerry 10 software to other hardware manufacturers.

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