BlackBerry CEO Chen says more thought is needed before deciding to switch to Android
Chen said in an interview on Tuesday that having been on the job for only 24 hours, it would be inappropriate for him to comment on a possible switch to Android. The executive said, "I think just jumping to an Android without a thought through of why BlackBerry needs to be around and what makes us relevant and all that, before I answer that question, jumping to anything is inappropriate." He also explained the interim CEO title by saying that "on a day-to-day basis I eventually will really need a good, solid CEO."
What constitutes the perfect CEO for BlackBerry in Chen's eyes? He wants someone knowledgeable in software who understands services and marketing. But the big decision that Chen is deciding on now is which BlackBerry model to use. He says that he has to decide between a big screen or a QWERTY keyboard. But once that choice is made, the executive will have some real serious things to think abut that will have far-reaching ramifications on the future of the company that he now runs.