Monday, July 25, 2011 at 8:41 am.

RIM lays off 2,000, BlackBerry COO is retiring after medical leave

Research in Motion announced 2,000 layoffs and some management changes this morning. Both co-CEOs remain in their positions, but Don Morrison, currently on medical leave, is retiring as COO of BlackBerry after more than 10 years with RIM, and after “successfully dealing with a serious medical challenge.”