Former Sony Ericsson chief Nordberg to leave BlackBerry's board

Former Sony Ericsson chief Nordberg to leave BlackBerry's board
Bert Nordberg is leaving BlackBerry's board. The former Swedish telecommunication executive had only been appointed to the board in February of 2013, and was quickly assigned to the committee overseeing the sale of BlackBerry. As we now know, a deal from Fairfax Financial fell apart and BlackBerry ended up with some money in the till, and a new CEO.

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.

source: WSJ

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23 Comments

1. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

See ya!

4. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

See ya in hell blackberry

7. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

At least you know where you are headed, but don't try to drag BlackBerry with you there.

9. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

You first, Nik.

20. Chrisyahya

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Lol everyday, everyhour, every minute, every seconds, you guys alway fighting on blackberry's post. Aw cmon, move to android page. Its more crowder than blackberry post.

2. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Good luck to what you do in the future. @Oliver, yes thank you we already know what is gonna come out of you. Don't bother. Just in case if you need more nails just say it, I will donate some for you.

5. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

No thanks, the coffin has already been closed (for Blackberry, mind you)

8. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Oh, finally something nice to hear from you. So I take it that you will not be bothering on anymore BlackBerry articles with "another nail to the coffin." Sometimes I just wish that your dreams come true but sorry mate tough luck here. BlackBerry is turning into one modaf**ker company that doesn't want to give up, and when every time you raise your hopes of the "last nail in the coffin" they stand up again.

14. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Just like a bug isn't it?

21. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Yeah exactly like those cockroaches in your house. BlackBerry is not giving up. But you keep praying for their death and who knows one day after fall of every other company they might fall as well.

22. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Damn all. Your allies have gotten limited lollll

23. Chrisyahya

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hahah, but i dont know whats meaning "limited"

10. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Damn, Nik. You follow me wherever I go. First PA, now instagram. I think I need to report you to the proper authorities as an Internet stalker.

12. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

proper authorities ? "stalking" is not a crime to my knowledge, if you post something on the internet and you don't set whatever it is into private then you give people consent to see your contents. by the way, that roach "need some love too" thingy was funny

15. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

It was funny, wasn't it? I've a GREAT sense of humor. And Internet stalking IS a crime, Nik. Be careful, as you seem like you do it often.

18. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Crime my ass, which state do you live in?

19. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&QUERYDATA=$$PEN240.30$$@TXPEN0240.30+&LIST=LAW+&BROWSER=EXPLORER+&TOKEN=06613631+&TARGET=VIEW Yeah dumb@ss, it's a crime. One of which you, Manti123, AJagtiani and your other dumb instagram stalking friend are guilty of.

3. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Jumped from the sinking ship. Good Luck

6. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Maybe he'll go back to Sony?

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

He looks like a troll.

16. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Smart move to leave the sinking ship

17. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

R.I.P BlackBerry. :(

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