RIM CEO Thorstein Heins has responded to doom and gloom forecasts surrounding the BlackBerry maker claiming nothing is wrong with the company despite its decision to delay the launch of its next-gen devices following months of financial difficulty.
Heins’ comments comes days after reports leaked the company was considering ditching its upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system for Microsoft’s soon-to-launch Windows 8.
RIM also last week announced it was pushing back the launch of its next-generation BlackBerry smartphones to the beginning of 2013.
RIM has been battling through a difficult year in which it has also announced job cuts to 30 percent of its workforce, posted a $US2.2 billion ($A2.1 billion) drop in net profit for its 2012 financial year, and considered selling off its struggling mobile business.
Heins said the company was in the midst of a “transition” and would emerge successfully, reports Reuters.
"We do not believe RIM is a company at the end,” Heins wrote in an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail.
"RIM is a company at the beginning of a transition that we expect will once again change the way people communicate."
Heins admitted RIM was in a challenging position but said the delayed BlackBerry 10 platform would allow it to bounce back.
RIM has in recent months been touting its upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system, originally slated for release in late 2012. The company is boasting better security and management features as it strives to shore up support within business markets.
"This company is not ignoring the world out there, nor is it in a death spiral," Heins said on the Canadian Broadcasting Corp's Metro Morning radio show.