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Thorsten Heins Reconfirms That RIM is Still Open to Licensing or Hardware Offloading

  I always love when CEO’s make the news for repeating what they have already said. Way back at BlackBerry World Thorsten Heins stated that he is looking at all the options for RIM in the future. He even hired bankers to look into licensing, partnerships, and other options for RIM after they prove BlackBerry…

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HTC Statement Leaves Door Open to Licensing BlackBerry 10

It is no secret that HTC, once the darling of Android and smartphone manufacturers, is experiencing difficult times. Samsung is wiping the floor with them in the Android marketplace where differentiation is critical but difficult to achieve. In a recent interview with Mobile Today, HTC’s director of product management for EMEA said this when asked…

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Thorsten Heins Reiterates that RIM is Considering Licensing BlackBerry 10

RIM and Thorsten Heins have made it clear multiple times in the past that they are considering licensing BlackBerry 10. Today the news seems to have made a resurgence thanks to an interview with Thorsten Heins with the Telegraph. When I read that section of the interview I did not think twice about it but…

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Rumor: Heins Not Pursuing BBM Licensing & Cross Platform Clients

An always hot point of contention for BlackBerry users and former BlackBerry users was RIM potentially licensing BBM or creating their own cross platform clients for BBM. According to the latest rumor mill from the WSJ this project, unofficially dubbed “SMS 2.0” at RIM, has been put on the back burner. According to this source…

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RIM CEO Thorsten Heins Clarifies His Stance on Licensing BlackBerry 10

  I have been asked about RIM licensing BlackBerry 10 many times since Thorsten Heins took the reigns at RIM. At BlackBerry World Heins clarified his stance on licensing the BlackBerry OS which some in the financial industry have been pushing RIM to do. Heins response to one of the reporters asking “What RIM’s stance…

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RIM Licensing Part of BlackBerry 10 Camera Features from Scalado

  I didn’t put two and two together until Techcrunch confirmed that RIM’s demo showing a “hint of the BlackBerry 10 Camera features” looked familiar. A company called Scalado has been doing it for awhile and demoing it on HTC Android devices with their Remove and Rewind technology. Techcrunch confirmed with RIM that they are…

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RIM Hires Law Firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP for Possible Licensing

I have a gut feeling that this has more to do with due diligence but Reuters is attaching quite a bit of significance to it. They exclusively announced (hopefully confirmed) that RIM has hired the law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. This engagement is supposedly to “work out a restructuring plan that could…

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Remember the Siemens SK65? Was That Thorsten Heins’ First BlackBerry?

RIM’s announcement early this morning reminded me that RIM once worked with Siemens. RIM’s new CEO and President Thorsten Heins, used to be the President of Mobile Phones at Siemens Mobile back in the day. Long time BlackBerry users will remember that RIM once partnered together with Siemens and a few other vendors to create…

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