While RIM used to be one of the top dogs, that position has since been filled by both iOS and Android who pretty much take up the majority of the smartphone platform marketshare. RIM is currently banking on its upcoming Blackberry 10 platform and its accompanying devices to win back the market, but in the meantime it looks like according to sources familiar with the matter, not only are some of the company’s top execs resigning, but it seems that RIM is looking to shave its work force by 40%. This would bring down its global workforce of around 16,500 employees to about 10,000 by early next year. It will not be limited to any particular department and will consist of employees working in the company’s legal,  marketing, sales, operations and human resources division. This has yet to be confirmed by RIM themselves, so until then we suggest taking this with a grain of salt for now.

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