In August, Nordberg said that parts of BlackBerry should be sold off, and that the firm could survive as a "niche" player. Nordberg came to BlackBerry with the experience of being the CEO of Sony Ericsson where he 86'd all of the low-priced phones that the partnership was selling, to concentrate on Android flavored models. Under his watch, the Sony Ericsson Xperia line shifted from Windows Mobile to Android and a slow-starting but promising panels UI was scrapped. Nordberg was a member of the team at Ericsson that helped arrange for the divorce of the two companies when Sony bought out Ericsson in 2011.
According to a filing that BlackBerry made with the SEC, the company does not plan on replacing Nordberg on the board, which will reduce the number of BlackBerry's board members to six.