Electronics Production | June 29, 2012

RIM to consolidate manufacturing operations

After a disastrous first quarter RIM has revealed it will consolidate its manufacturing footprint from 10 external manufacturing sites to three.
The company said in a statement it will work closer with its suppliers and partners to identify ways further drive efficiency.

Blackberry 10 release delayed

It was also revealed that the company will delay releasing it’s Blackberry 10 smartphone to market until the first quarter.

“RIM’s development teams are relentlessly focussed on ensuring the quality and reliability of the platform and I will not compromise the product by delivering it before it is ready. I am confident that the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones will provide a ground-breaking next generation smartphone user experience,” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO. “ of 2013.


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