PERPETUALLY MOVING GADGET OUTFIT Research in Motion (RIM) has revealed a delay to its next operating system update before its biggest launch.
The announcement came at the company's annual shareholders meeting where Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of RIM talked of the delay of its latest operating system offering. The meeting precedes what will apparently be its biggest launch.
According to Yahoo, Mike Lazaridis, the other co-CEO of RIM said, "It may have delayed us, but we are going to come out ahead," speaking about the decision to hold back the launch of its Bold handset.
Lazardis said the delay was due to the company's effort to make sure its smartphones meet market expectations. He claims that the upcoming Bold smartphone has technology that will make it "jump a generation".
Balsillie said that seven new Blackberry smartphones will run the new operating system in the coming months but didn't go into any specific details. This will supposedly keep the firm on track to meet financial targets.
RIM recently acknowledged a difficult first quarter that saw a drop in revenue compared to last year and disappointing sales of Blackberry smartphones of 13.2 million. To add to the blow RIM's share price dropped a massive 50 per cent.
We also reported recently that the Canadian company could be bought by Microsoft or Dell. Its tablet, the Playbook hasn't been as popular as it had hoped when RIM launched it back in April, with some units having to be recalled due a fault in the operating system. µ
Might need to come up with a better name though
There's an app for *that*
American as Apple Spy