RIM not ruling out licensing BlackBerry 10
Research in Motion will look into strategic alliances with other technology companies once it has launched its new BlackBerry 10 models, its chief executive told a German newspaper.
CEO Thorsten Heins told daily Die Welt in an interview published on Monday that the group’s strategic review could lead to the sale of RIM’s hardware production or the sale of licenses to its software, among other options.
“Before you license software, you must show that the platform has large potential. First we have to fulfil our promises. If we prove ourselves, licensing is conceivable,” Heins said.
“We have taken the time to build a platform that is future-proof for the next ten years. Our aim is not only to use it on smartphones, but also, for example, in cars, which in future will increasingly be networked.
With BlackBerry 10 we see completely new areas of growth,” he said.
With 9 days to go to the launch, the excitement is huge.