We aren't abandoning the consumer market, says RIM

The father of BlackBerry denies any speculation that it's leaving the consumer arena

The interwebs have been awash with speculation today, reporting that RIM has chosen to abandon the consumer market. According to an official statement that we received from the BlackBerry father however, this is simply not true.

Thorsten Heins, RIM's CEO stated that "the claim that RIM has said it will withdraw from the consumer market is wholly misleading". The RIM head honcho went on to state that the company will continue to build on its strengths to go after the consumer market.

Encouraging news then for the BlackBerry faithful, who have stayed loyal to RIM during its recent shaky period.

Heins also confirmed that new BlackBerry 7 phones are due within the next few months, but we're looking eagerly ahead to later this year where the first BlackBerry 10 phones will be revealed, along with RIM's strategy to once again roll with the Androids and iPhones of the world.

The recent BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 update shows positive signs of moving forward, especially with the news that PlayBook owners will be getting an update to BlackBerry 10 OS.

Only time will tell what RIM will have in store for the extremely ruthless mobile devices market, so roll on the rest of 2012 we say, and let's see what's in store for us gadgeteers...

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