The Wall Street Journal and others reported Friday that Pardy is leaving the company for "personal reasons." He will continue working with RIM during a six-month transition period.
Pardy joined RIM in December 2009 and was tasked with promoting the BlackBerry brand around the world. There's no word yet on who will replace him.
Why this matters RIM is weeks away from launching its first tablet, the PlayBook, to take on the iPad 2 and Android tablets, and Pardy would have likely been one of the key players in such a major launch. The gadget will be available on the Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) network in the U.S.
For more Read more about the PlayBook below:
- Survey Says: PlayBook Still in Play
- Rumor: RIM Bringing Android Apps to QNX
- CES 2011: The Daily Tablet
- The PlayBook Play-by-Play