John Chen was at the Re/Code conference today and shared some interesting tidbits with the folks in attendance. He first of all stated that he puts his odds of saving BlackBerry at 80/20. He said he is confident “we can save the patient” and said he may not be the most qualified person to run BlackBerry but “I’m the only one they could find.” He went on to say that he thinks the handset business can actually lead to more shareholder value which is why he has not jettisoned it. He even went on to say that he has another device in the works that Telecom companies will love.
In a final zinger he declined to comment on if BlackBerry would make Android phones… Check out the video below: