Many jokes were made at RIM’s expense about the fact that the company was failing despite having not one but two CEOs. Reuters is reporting that one of those co-CEOs–Jim  Balsillie–actually proposed a radical change for the company before stepping down. Balsillie wanted to expand the BlackBerry Messenger platform to other handsets, and was even in talk with the carriers before he stepped down. Balsillie has severed almost all ties with the company after leaving his co-CEO role, and his only connection now is his 5-percent stake.

[Source: Reuters]