During the Tuesday trading day RIM’s value dropped an additional 3% bringing the total loss since the company announced the executive changes to 12% (a decline of $2.07).
On mid-Tuesday the Boy Genius Report posted a ‘leaked’ road-map which claimed that RIM is planning on releasing two Blackberry 10, two Curves, and an HPSA+ Playbook during 2011-2012.
According to BGR, RIM plans to introduce two new curve models by mid-year: the BlackBerry Curve 9230 (Edge) and the BlackBerry Curve 9320 (HPSA). BGR also claims that RIM will be introducing a new Playbook tablet, with HPSA and NFC, in the spring. Apparently BlackBerry London, the BBX powered half tablet-half smartphone is still on track for a September launch.
Rumours from the website also state that a QWERTY slider running BlackBerry 10 is expected for Q1 2013.
A spokesperson for RIM declined to comment on the report.
Many investors who assumed the company would eventually be spun off into different business units were likely disappointed when new CEO Thorsten Heins announced that he had no plans to do so.
“I will not in any way split this up or separate this into different businesses,” Mr. Heins said.
“If there [are] requests coming towards Research In Motion to talk about licensing that platform to other companies, I will entertain those discussions. I will listen.”