RIM , the Canadian manufacturer of mobile BlackBerry , is preparing a change of leadership : the co-founder, Mike Lazaridis and Balsillie Lim, would be ready to leave the position of co-presidents. This is what the Financial Post reported: the Canadian company, through a committee of seven independent directors , is reviewing its governance structure and something could change already by January 31.
Probably a change of leadership of the company might do well to RIM, which has recently lost much of its value on the market, both in the financial field in the eyes of consumers.Competition with various mobile products has become increasingly strong, and just served to create the BlackBerry Playbook , a device that, in the plans of the company, would have to compete with iPad. Currently, the Playbook has only sold 850,000 models and is now on special offer with a strategy that knows nothing about recovery.
The next generation BlackBerry , with version number 10 of the operating system, will not be ready until the end of 2012 , while simultaneously the other brands on the market continue to unleash new models.
Currently it is Balsillie Lazaridis have in hand the 12% stake in RIM , which makes them strong shareholders in a society where no one has more than 10% of the shares.