Thorsten Heins stands to make $55.6 million in salary, incentives, and equity if he is ousted from BlackBerry.
The company's chief executive says that Apple's user interface is "now five years old," indicating the company isn't innovating as quickly as it should.
There's no doubt that Thorsten Heins took on a huge challenge when he took over as the CEO of Research in Motion. But he's tackled the job with a degree of ownership and optimism.
RIM's Thorsten Heins says with BlackBerry 10, the company will mount its worldwide comeback.
The company's chief adds, however, that he believes there is a path to success that will come by way of BlackBerry 10.
The BlackBerry maker is rolling the dice on a new CEO who knows the old way. Yet Thorsten Heins isn't a name many outside the Canadian company will recognize. Who is he, where does he come from, and what does he believe he must do to save RIM?
Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis resign their positions in the beleaguered company as profits decline and investor disappointment grows.
Road Trip 2011: There are plenty of things associated with Amsterdam, some wholesome and some not so much. But one thing most people know is that the Dutch capital is home to one of the world's most popular brands of beer.
It's tough times for the Canadian company, as it's announced massive jobs cuts ahead of disappointing results.
With his comment that tablets will soon die out, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins is just the latest to offer a bold prediction about the future of technology. Will he be the latest to blow it?