Blackberry Certification Program Suspended, RIM Cutting Back On More Positions?

RIM has suspended the Blackberry Certification Program as is indicated in an email circulating to Blackberry Alliance Partners:

Dear BlackBerry Alliance Partner:

RIM has decided to suspend indefinitely its BlackBerry Certification Program. A broad range of online and instructor-led training offerings remain available to help our customers use BlackBerry products (see RIM will continue to work with customers and partners to develop the most valuable learning and support services. Effective immediately partners will no longer be required to complete their Service Competency obligations under Section 2.3 of the Alliance Program Guide. Until September 9, 2011 you may contact us with any questions you may have.

Does this mean RIM is going to trim their workforce again or are they just paving the way for something new ?

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