In another interview with the media yesterday, new interim CEO John Chen, told the Globe and Mail that BlackBerry has “different buckets of good assets.” Essentially he was talking about their government and enterprise business, secure network, patents, BBM, QNX, and more. He went on to talk about QNX saying that:
“We have all the ingredients to become the leader in that embedded machine-to-machine space,” Mr. Chen said. “I figure with our focus and [by thinking] long term, [by doing] the right thing today, a step at a time, I think we’re going to build tremendous value for shareholders.”
This is more or less what I was saying on CNBC yesterday. BlackBerry can survive if they play to their strengths instead of trying to compete head to head with Apple and Google. Chen took the time to tell Bloomberg yesterday that:
“I’m not going to look for somebody to do a deal,” “I’m going to focus on making the business better. There are lots of assets in the company, and there are some really good things happening, and we need to find a way to broaden it, monetize it and serve the market a little better and more aggressively.”
Asked if he might close the money-losing handset business, Chen said he isn’t ruling anything out. “I’m more focused on making sure our businesses are healthy and growing,” he said.
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