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RIM is open to licensing BlackBerry 10, confirms new CEO

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There wasn't a whole lot of news to come out of RIM's conference call that formally introduced Thorsten Heins, but the new CEO did admit that the company was open to licensing the BlackBerry 10 OS to other manufacturers.

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There wasn't a whole lot of news to come out of RIM's conference call that formally introduced Thorsten Heins, but the new CEO did reveal that the company was open to licensing the BlackBerry 10 OS to other manufacturers. Heins is open to the possibility "if it makes sense strategically and tactically," but he's not making it a focus for RIM — the company will still focus on its own products, much like "another fruit company," said Heins. With BB10 not expected to launch until the end of the year, we won't be seeing any BlackBerry clones for many months (if ever), but it would certainly be strange to see a Samsung phone running RIM's new OS.