Chen Is Confident In BlackBerry’s Roots.

BlackBerry Means Business
BlackBerry Means Business

A recent interview with John Chen again stated that he does see handsets going forward.

Stating “I’m quite confident that we can save the patient” in regards to the handset division, Chen further did state that if it did come down to it, that with the software and enterprise systems . “I will be able to create a lot of value for our shareholder even without handset business, but I can create more with the handset business.”

With an “80/20″ split on handsets staying in play for the company, that still leaves it a little in the air with regards to exactly where the company is going forward. Though a device geared toward telecom companies is currently in the works now as well as services for medical companies based with high security in mind.  So that 80% is still looking upwards yet.

Between these revelations and the newer attempts at breaking into health care markets due to the secure servers, it makes Chen’s comment of “I am not by any shape of the imagination … giving up yet” a bit more comforting.  Focusing on the security aspects BlackBerry has been known for in the past and only getting better at these days is a niche market… a market BlackBerry knows all too well and has many pro’s in its corner to capitalize in a big way.
So let’s see it Mr. Chen.
Keep BlackBerry strong!

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Miles @mopar_fxr





  • ray689

    Great post. I think Chen is on his way to bringing this company back.

  • xBURK

    Mr. Chen has only been with the company six months. He has proven that he has every intention of continuing device production. Five year deal with Foxconn, Classic announced, Z3 launched, Q30 in the works. Not sure why the Media needs anymore proof? On top of all that, the media is crazy to think it’s even possible to shut it down at this point. You can’t just say stop when BlackBerry is in the middle of production and development. It’s best to ignore the stupidity of the media. I’ve learned they only write to get a rise out of people. Unfortunately, unless someone is a great writer, negativity is the only crutch they can fall back on to make people read their garbage.

    • Xburk. That phenomenon you mentioned, really IS a shame. It might have been ital1 who commented on it in his post “Why UTB,” regarding the difference between content and traffic. It’s a shame people are drawn to controversial content. It’s a bigger shame that people who’s main motive is to make money, rather than make money “and…” (something else, like support BB) or make money “but…” (not at the expense of something else, like BB) exploit this phenomenon with substandard, inflammatory and almost unethical reporting.

      I was reading a post by someone who runs a big BB “fan” site (supposedly a fan site) who stated clearly that their writers are expected to get traffic, not gauged on their content or the way they support their user/member base or the brand that is (was) their lifeblood.

      I hope 10 years from now UTB is still turning out great, objective content regarding BB and always looking for the bright side as every fan site should.

  • xBURK

    Sorry, I should have been clear in my first comment. I’m talking about other media articles I continue to see to this day. Not this one. :)