Ron Louks took the position of president of
devices and emerging solutions, BlackBerry said in a statement
It said Louks was joining from OpenNMS Group, where he had
served as chief executive officer. He had previously worked as
head of strategy for HTC Corp's American unit and as head of
technology at Sony Ericsson, a joint venture later bought out by
BlackBerry was a smartphone pioneer, but has lost most of the
market to Apple Inc's iPhone and devices using Google Inc's
Android technology. The Canadian company has since shifted its
focus from the consumer market to serving businesses,
governments and other large organizations.
(Reporting by Alastair Sharp;
editing by Jeffrey Hodgson and Stephen Powell)
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