Another crew member has abandoned RIM's sinking boat. Patrick Spence, head of global sales for Research In Motion, has resigned on Wednesday (May 23rd) marking the latest administration change for the struggling Canadian phone maker.
Spence has decided to leave RIM after successfully running the global sales division for almost 14 years. He is reportedly joining another company in Ontario, Canada. Kristian Tear, RIM's operational chief, is going to be taking the chair which once belonged to Spence.
The company which lost its last leading market (home market Canada) earlier this year is betting it all on the BlackBerry 10 OS and corresponding devices to save the company from disgrace. RIM's share of smartphone systems in the US accounts for 12%, a distant third from Android and iOS (51 and 31%).