BlackBerry To Reduce New Device Portfolio To Just One Or Two Devices A Year?

Earlier this week, BlackBerry hosted the BlackBerry Security Conference. Fox Business managed to score an interview with BlackBerry CEO John Chen on how the AtHoc acquisition is making BlackBerry more secure, the company’s outlook and jobs. Check this one out!

In summary, here’s what was conveyed:

we are reducing jobs, but it is not so much as reducing,” as it is “more of a shifting of resources in portfolio.

We are reducing jobs, but it is not so much as reducing; we are shifting it, so we are taking a lot of the hardware …. like we make four phones a year or design, made, manufactured, whatever. We are not going to do that anymore. We are going to at least cut it down to a lot less number, maybe two, maybe one … and by need those resources on to the security and software side until that — it is more of a shifting of resources in portfolio than just saying, well, we’re going to cut jobs.


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  1. The CEO continues to not listen to its customers. We want a FULL TOUCH BB10 phone with Passport like specs or better. And market the bloody thing for once. Re-releasing the Passport that already failed in sales is ludicrous.

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