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BlackBerry Staying In Handset Business Says Interim BlackBerry CEO John Chen

John Chen

BlackBerry’s new interim CEO, John Chen, confirmed today one of the biggest questions we had in Prem Watsa’s plan. Chen said that BlackBerry plans on staying in the handset business. He told Reuters that "I know we have enough ingredients to build a long-term sustainable business," and that "I have done this before and seen the same movie before." He is referring to when he did this for Sybase when he took over the company in 1998 when it was running at a loss of $98 to selling to SAP for $5.8 billion in 2010.

Check out the full details over at Reuters. I am just loving that Chen is known as a straight shooter. We need some of that now along with a clear coherent message from BlackBerry.

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  1. What we need is a big push from Blackberry to other big names like google, Netflix, Hulu, Instagram, candy crush…follow the lead and you will be ahead in no time…
    The classic question I get, does it have this app or that app without giving the platform a chance because they don’t know any better…
    People are looking for the most popular phone, become popular and you will be the most common in their hands, best ad is word of mouth and personal recommendations from friends and family.
    I agree that Blackberry doesn’t need a lot of apps but, please the crowd with what they want and they will not let you down in sales.

  2. So that’s this week’s decision. Next week the company might decide to put itself on the auction block again. Never seen a flakier bunch of idiots in my life. They obviously don’t have any idea what to do next. Been a long time Blackberry supporter and user, but enough foolishness is enough.

  3. I was going to buy a new Blackberry Q10. But, had seen it was going under.i do like the apps that Blackberry has. I do want more apps though. i don’t play games, but there are a ton of apps the others have, that would be great. I do believe it would help pull you guys back up!!!!

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