RIM CEO Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry President, BB Executive

Though RIM has been facing some of the biggest challenges it has ever faced, the company’s CEO Thorstein Heins absolutely refuses to throw in the towel. After denying the possibility that the company is on a downward “death” spiral, he reiterated that he has high hopes that the company will come back strong when BlackBerry 10 is released.

Heins recently sat down with CIO to talk about the coming year and why we’re going to have to wait longer for the BB10 OS. The reason for delay, he says, “is not because we added stuff to it. The delay is because our software groups were actually so successful in coding the various feature components and building blocks that … when we wanted to build the first main release, we got overwhelmed by integration efforts.”

Heins says the decision to delay again was a natural one at that point, and adds that the company is committed to shipping BlackBerry 10 “at high quality.”

“In January with the full touch device and the QWERTY coming, I think we will reinstall faith in RIM…I have faith in the future. My team is working relentlessly to create that future.”

That future includes the BlackBerry 10 version of the Tru VoIP app, which we are told is still planned to launch alongside the new BB10 operating system. Here’s hoping the future is a bright one.


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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at http://www.joshrobertnay.com.