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RIM chief legal officer steps down

  • Blackberry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has announced its chief legal officer Karima Bawa has resigned.

    It is the latest in a series of departures from the struggling Canadian smartphone maker.

    Last week, the group’s head of global sales, Patrick Spence, stepped down.

    In January, co-chief executives Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie left their posts in response to falling market share and operational problems, including a loss of service for users of RIM's Blackberry devices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia in October last year.

    RIM has also been losing market share to rivals such as Apple.

    Bawa had been at RIM for 12 years. Her departure comes a day after the company said it was planning a major corporate revamp that will result in at least 2,000 job losses.