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NEW YORK, Nov.
As BlackBerry works to rebuild its marketshare, the company is placing all of its emphasis on smartphones. The company CEO recently spoke about a limited lifespan for the tablet platform.
RIM, the producer of BlackBerry, has always held the reigns tightly on the platform. Now it looks like future BlackBerry phones may be produced by other manufacturers.
Research In Motion Ltd. said on Wednesday that it was on track to launch its new BlackBerry 10 smartphone early next year, and that more than 50 carriers are currently lab testing the new platform.
Research In Motion Ltd. grew its subscriber base from 78 million to 80 million during the recent quarter, said chief executive Thorsten Heins on Tuesday during the BlackBerry 10 Jam conference in San Jose, California.
Research in Motion Ltd.’s new chief executive acknowledged his company’s challenges on Tuesday, but said the next-generation of BlackBerry devices would reverse RIM’s direction and revitalize its future prospects.
On Friday Research in Motion Ltd. announced that its London-based head of global sales has stepped down. Patrick Spense is just the latest management change at the embattled smartphone maker, which has seen its market share erode in recent years.
Amidst a string of bad news that follows worse, RIM has announced that its government market share is on the rise.