RIM May Scotch BlackBerry Hardware

CEO Thorsten Heins apparently has suggested that Research In Motion may one day license its BlackBerry operating system and stop producing handset hardware. Whether such a move would help put the embattled company back on track or be the final step in a march to oblivion — much like the path Palm took just two years ago — is the question. “It seems odd that RIM’s CEO would float a different business model a matter of days before it officially unveils its new OS and hardware,” said Ian Fogg, senior principal analyst and head of the IHS mobile sector at IHS iSuppli.

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