Marty Beard may have just joined the company as John Chen pulls in his aides to bring the company back up, but he seems to be pretty confident and believes in the company as much as I do. According to him, he joined John Chen again, because he is attracted by what John Chen is doing. Check out what he had to say!
Marty Beard also said that he has learned as a veteran of the mobile computing space is that fortunes change extremely quickly, and he said BlackBerry has a lot of powder – including roughly $3.1 billion in liquid assets that is still available, and will be able to stay in the fight.
“There’s this huge new phase coming and BlackBerry is uniquely positioned to take advantage of it,” said Beard.
“The broader play is the Internet of Things, of which a mobile device is a thing.
“That’s going to take off. It will be the next wave of mobility. It’s bigger than most people realize, and what’s going to happen is securing all that and managing all that so it doesn’t get out of control will become very important.”
“With mobile, it’s never over. There’s this huge new phase coming and BlackBerry is uniquely positioned,” Beard said.
“John is already stabilizing the company and preparing us to have the capability and the financial might to go after that. It’s an awesome market and man opportunity.”