Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Tempest in a RIM-tinged teacup

Rumours are swirling that Mike Laziridis and Jim Balsillie, co-CEOs and co-chairs of beleaguered BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, are about to get booted out (Financial Post article, Financial Times piece.) Well, as co-chairs, anyway. It seems they'd remain as co-CEOs, with Barbara Stymiest taking over as RIM's first-ever independent board chair.

Is it too little, too late to save the company? Or is it the first of many necessary steps to turn the tide? Time will tell. And I'll be watching. And probably writing.

In the meantime, RIM slashed prices of the PlayBook tablet to $299 for the 16, 32 and 64 Gb models. Hmm, I wonder which one I'd get! Get 'em while you can. Marketing craziness aside, they're excellent pieces of technology. Disclosure: I bought one (cheap) and love it.

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