Research In Motion is reportedly limiting summer vacations and ordering six-day work weeks for many of its employees in its Ottawa headquarters. According to the daily newspaper Ottawa Citizen, RIM allegedly confirmed that it is curtailing vacations due to its plan to push out its highly anticipated BlackBerry 10 operating system sooner than expected. “The successful launch of the BlackBerry 10 platform, and the delivery of high quality, full-featured BlackBerry 10 smartphones, remains the company’s No. 1 priority, and we’re incredibly proud of the commitment shown by all RIM employees as we work toward this goal,” a RIM spokeswoman told the publication.
Earlier this week, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins spoke to CBC’s Metro Morning radio show and said that the company isn’t in a death spiral. The CEO was also quoted saying, “There’s nothing wrong with the company as it exists right now.” Also this week, RIM senior executives held a press conference to assure its customers that the company isn’t done yet. As you know, RIM previously said that its BlackBerry 10 phones will be coming in fall, but unexpected problems have forced the company to delay the launch until 2013.
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