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  • chkto40 chkto40 Sep 28, 2013 7:56 PM Flag


    Carriers like at& wanted it and it would have brough enormous revenues to bb...
    heins killed it...he killed this initiative that would have saved bb...why???????????
    maybe because of the 55m handshake with watsa???????

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    • If RIM could get BBM onto hundreds of millions of non-BlackBerry phones, and charge fees for it, the company would have an enormous new source of profit, Mr. Balsillie believed. “It was a really big idea,” said an employee who was involved in the project.

      But the plan ran into stiff opposition at senior levels. Not long after Mr. Heins took over as RIM’s CEO in January, 2012, he killed it, with Mr. Lazaridis’s support.

      That was it for Mr. Balsillie. Weeks later, he resigned from the board and cut his ties to the company.

      “My reason for leaving the RIM board in March, 2012, was due to the company’s decision to cancel the BBM cross-platform strategy,” Mr. Balsillie said in a brief statement to The Globe and Mail, his first public comments on his departure.

    • Nobody will pay for this since they similar services for free!

    • you dumb f4kn canuck why would carriers like ATT want to give up revenue to BB you dumb stupid idiotic imbecilic f4kn canuck

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