Research In Motion (RIM) said two executives, including senior vice-president Alan Brenner, are leaving, as the maker of the BlackBerry smartphone consider strategic options that comprise a sale of the company.
Brenner, senior vice-president of the BlackBerry platform, will quit after a transition period, and Alistair Mitchell, a vice-president for the BlackBerry instant messaging service has already left, Tenille Kennedy, a spokeswoman for Waterloo, Ont.-based RIM, wrote in an emailed statement.
Last week, Chief executive officer Thorsten Heins said that the company is considering shifts ranging from licensing its BlackBerry software to an absolute sale after recording its 5th straight quarterly sales shortfall.
RIM is refocusing on business customers and scaling back an importance on consumers after failing to remain legions of users from shifting to Apple iPhones and devices that support Google’s Android.
Heins, CEO since January, said on March 29 that a sale would be considered. Still, it’s not the major direction for RIM’s strategic review, he said. The company is also considering whether to set up joint ventures.