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RIM loses more execs following poor quarterly report

News by Dan Seifert on Friday April 06, 2012.

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According to The Wall Street Journal, more executives have fled RIM since the company released its dismal quarterly report at the end of March. The company had officially announced the departure of two executives plus the stepping down of former co-CEO Jim Balsillie from the company's board, but the WSJ's sources say two more top executives have also fled the coop.

The new departures include Alistair Mitchell, a vice president of the BlackBerry Messenger department, and Alan Brenner, a senior vice president at the company. RIM confirmed that Mitchell was no longer with the company, and said that Brenner would be leaving "after a transition period."

RIM reported a loss of $125 million in its Q4 2012 earnings report, and said that it would no longer provide specific "quantitative guidance" for its BlackBerry device sales going forward. CEO Thorsten Heins said the company was going to refocus its efforts on its strengths, especially the enterprise market, while still preparing to launch new BlackBerry 10 consumer devices later this year. He also mentioned that RIM could potentially pursue licensing agreements for its operating system with other manufacturers.

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