RIM's co-CEOs, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie—aka the keyboard-loving odd couple—are finally realizing they're running BlackBerry into the ground and jumping ship before it's too late. That is, Lazaridis and Balsillie are stepping down at RIM. Done. Gone. Bye bye. The new CEO of RIM will be former COO Thorsten Heins. He has quite the job ahead of him, to say the least.
It's the worst of times at RIM right now with the Playbook killing their once great BlackBerry brand and market share quickly disappearing as iOS and Android have vaporized any competition. Thorsten, the new guy, still holds out hope for a turnaround though. The Globe and Mail is reporting that Thorsten believes that "everything is in place for the company to grow" and one of his first steps will be to hire a Chief Marketing Officer to fix the dying brand of BlackBerry.