The globe and mail just reported that RIM has begun laying off high level staff.

The Globe's source said, ""Lots of high level people within RIM were let go today ... Quite a few. Big shake up."

I haven't yet heard any specific names, but I definitely have my own list of names I'd like to see gone from the RIM roster.  Thorsten Heins has clearly hinted that he would be making changes within the company, and it's clear to me that RIM needed to make more senior management changes besides the replacement of Jim and Mike.  

The company's Q4 results are about to hit the wire, and we'll be live blogging the conference call shortly.  

Stay tuned.  We'll be back with more updates as the news hits, or as we dig up details on which senior names are gone from RIM.