Delayed BlackBerry 10 smartphones adding video chat, CEO says

Heins explains smartphone delays, social networking plans amid rancor at struggling RIM's annual shareholders meeting

By , Computerworld |  Consumerization of IT, BlackBerry, RIM

The problem has been integrating all the disparate blocks of software, developed by independent software
development teams, into the device. There are about 75 blocks of software in BlackBerry 10, of which about two
major blocks remain to be integrated, Heins said.

The newest member of the RIM board is Timothy Dattels, a senior partner at TPG Capital, and a former managing
director of Goldman Sachs.

The other eight directors approved by shareholders on Tuesday are: David Kerr, a director since 2007; Claudia
Kotchka, first elected last July; RIM co-founder and foirmer CEO Mike Lazaridis, a director since 1984; Roger
Martin, first elected in 2007; John Richardson, a director since 2003; Barbara Stymiest, who joined the board in
2007; Prem Watsa, elected in January; John Wetmore, a director since 2007; and Heins, elected in January.

RIM has posted the backgrounds and biographies of all the directors here.

Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for
Computerworld. Follow Matt on Twitter at @matthamblen, or subscribe to
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