Thorsten Heins

$22 Million For Failing?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Business

He spent 22 months at the helm of BlackBerry, during which time he presided over disastrous earnings reports, an underwhelming product launch, and an ...

BlackBerry Deal DEAD; Heins Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Business

Fairfax Financial's bid to buy BlackBerry has failed, the struggling smartphone maker has given up the search for a buyer and its CEO will resign, the...

Just When You Thought Nothing Else Could Go Wrong For BlackBerry..

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

BlackBerry and some key executives are facing allegations they misled investors on the state of the company’s future, and how its BlackBerry 10 woul...

Look How Much This Guy Will Make If He Gets Fired

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Business

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins stands to become a much richer man if he loses his job as a result of the sale of his company — thanks to a new compen...

Who Could Buy BlackBerry?

The Huffington Post Canada | Jacqueline Delange | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Business

Beleaguered BlackBerry is exploring the possibility of putting itself up for sale, but who could snap it up? And who would want to? After the Canad...

BlackBerry Tablet?

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Business

ORLANDO, Fla. - BlackBerry executives delivered a lengthy list of new announcements this week at the smartphone maker's annual conference, but the buz...

New Low-Price Model?

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Business

ORLANDO, Fla. - BlackBerry will pull out all the stops this week as the company welcomes thousands of industry players for BlackBerry Live, it's annua...

BlackBerry CEO: The Tablet Will Be Dead In 5 Years

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Business

The tablet computer has no future, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins told Bloomberg in an interview. “In five years I don’t think there’ll be a r...

BlackBerry Denies Smartphones Being Returned In Droves

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Business

BlackBerry is fighting back against what it says is a "false and misleading" analyst report that claims the company's new touchscreen smartphones are ...

Heins: Many More BlackBerry Models On Their Way

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada Business

WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry chief executive Thorsten Heins plans to unveil a broader array of new smartphones this year, catering to markets around th...

BlackBerry CEO Disses iPhone, Says It’s Out Of Date

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Business

Thorsten Heins, the CEO of BlackBerry, has some carefully chosen but still harsh words about competitor Apple. Speaking to an Australian business m...

11 Business Stories To Watch In 2013

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A look at 11 executives, companies and business stories to watch in 2013: Full text below slideshow Research In Motion and Thorsten HeinsT...

RIM Earnings Report Marks An Unhappy First For Company

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.20.2012 | Canada Business

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion posted a small profit in its third quarter, even as the Waterloo, Ont.-based company's subscriber base declined fo...

BlackBerry Maker: Don't Give Up On Us Yet!

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 09.26.2012 | Canada Business

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins is promising to restore the BlackBerry phone's stature as a trailblazing device even a...

Look How Far, How Fast RIM Has Fallen

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Business

Research In Motion has fallen so far, so fast that its BlackBerry devices now account for only one per cent of web traffic in North America, and the c...

Why RIM Made the Right Call on China

Dave Aitel | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada Business
Dave Aitel

At this week's annual shareholders meeting in Waterloo, Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins announced a tough decision: in spite of the company's serious financial woes, he decided that the idea of moving manufacturing operations to China was simply out of the question. The reason: he was not willing to sacrifice BlackBerry's high level of security.

WATCH: Drug Lord Steve Jobs Shoots BlackBerry In Drive-By Shooting

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada Business

If Taiwan’s NMA animation studio is to be believed, RIM’s “CrackBerry” died a brutal death at the hands of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who go...

RIM CEO: 'Nothing Wrong With Company As It Exists Right Now'

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Research In Motion chief executive Thorsten Heins was on the defensive Tuesday insisting "there's nothing wrong with the company as it exist...

BlackBerry's Physical Keypads Are Here To Stay: RIM CEO

CP | Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada Business

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Many changes are afoot at BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion, but chief executive Thorsten Heins says the company will continue to o...

The BlackBerry 10 Prototype Has Arrived!

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada Business

ORLANDO, Fla. - The chief executive of Research In Motion stood before the developers who could play a crucial role in the company's future and gave t...

RIM Co-Founder Says Goodbye As Company's Earnings Tank

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.29.2012 | Canada Business

Research In Motion co-founder and ex-CEO Jim Balsillie has resigned from the company's board of directors, the company announced Thursday as it missed...

RIM Laying Off High-Level Execs: Report

CP | LuAnn LaSalle and Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2012 | Canada Business

Jim Balsillie, the brash, hockey-loving executive who helped build Research in Motion into a global force with the BlackBerry smartphones, is retiring...

RIM's Enigmatic New CEO Big On Tech

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The man tasked with revitalizing a mainstay of Canada's corporate landscape comes to the job armed with a physics degree, an impressive corp...

RIM's New CEO Declares 'No Drastic Change,' Sending Stock Plummeting

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Business

The analysts have parsed the press releases and conference calls, and something of a consensus is emerging on RIM’s management shakeup: It will prob...

Who Is RIM's New CEO?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada Business

Who is Thorsten Heins? Late on Sunday, it was announced that Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, Research In Motion's co-CEOs and founders are stepping ...