RIM COO departing, Balsillie says Apple AppStore has “got more adoption”

appworldAt the RIM AGM it was announced that COO Larry Conlee is retiring at the end of the summer to s”pend more time with his family”. We’ll probably see him wind up at another company or definitely on a board of directors somewhere.

In addition, co-CEO James Balsillie spoke about the success of the Apple AppStore, which just crossed the 1.5 billion downloads in its first year: “Clearly it’s something that’s got more adoption. Is that really our place in the market? It’s part of what we offer. But for us the core apps are there.”

Sounds like Apple is still leading the charge in the race for Application dominance.