"We don’t have the economy of scale to compete against the guys who crank out 60 handsets a...

|By:, SA News Editor

"We don’t have the economy of scale to compete against the guys who crank out 60 handsets a year," says Research In Motion (RIMM) CEO Thorsten Heins (ed: Apple seems to get by with one phone/year). As a result, Heins is interested in licensing BlackBerry 10. But can RIM convince anyone to choose the OS over Android and Windows Phone? Heins' comments echo concerns about how Apple and Samsung's monopoly on smartphone profits is depriving rivals of needed resources. (4G PlayBook)