BlackBerry maker could be about to give up on the SME market

The firm has struggled as many users have abandoned their BlackBerrys for touch-screen phones, such as Apple’s iPhone and models running Google’s Android software.

Research in Motion (RIM) chief executive Thorsten Heins said: “We plan to refocus on the enterprise business and capitalise on our leading position in this segment.

“We believe that BlackBerry cannot succeed if we tried to be everybody’s darling and all things to all people. Therefore, we plan to build on our strength.”

But the move could be worrying for SME customers who use the company’s BIS internet system as their means of getting emails pushed to their devices and do not have exchange servers powering their smaller company email systems.