It seems like the media loves hanging on every statement BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, makes about the companies handset business. The latest is Reuters who caught Chen saying that he would consider selling the phone unit if it no longer made sense. That makes logical sense especially when he straight out says that "If I cannot make money on handsets, I will not be in the handset business." He said that such a decision would have to be made in a short time frame.
In other interesting news he also mentioned that BlackBerry was possibly considering investing or teaming up with companies in regulated verticals like healthcare, financial, and legal services which would benefit from BlackBerry’s core strength in security. He also said that small acquisitions to bolster BlackBerry’s network security were in the cards.
In short, Chen is open to good ideas and does not shy away from making hard decisions.