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RIM CEO: We seriously considered Android

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Posted by tranced
RIM hasn't released BlackBerry 10 yet but the company's CEO revealed Thursday the operating system almost didn't get the go-ahead.

Thorsten Heins, the beleaguered boss of the suffering RIM, told the Telegraph the company nearly went with Android before ultimately deciding to move forward with BB 10.

"We took the conscious decision not to go Android," he told the paper.

"We looked at it seriously - but if you understand what the promise of BlackBerry is to its user base it's all about getting stuff done."

Heins went on to say his company wants to remain true to its purpose and will - for now - continue to build with that in mind, including pushing out BlackBerry 10.

[ This Message was edited by: tranced on 2012-08-03 21:10 ]

Posted by Dups!
I, for one, am glad they didn't go with Android. I love Android but it is clear that not all manufacturers of Google's OS are going to make it. My only hope (even though it looks like I may be hoping against hope) is that RIM pulls this off.

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