John Chen explains why BlackBerry still makes phones
Ever wonder why, with its poor phone sales, BlackBerry remains in the hardware business? John Chen says that it's a good business to be in if (and it's a big if) you can make money. BlackBerry handsets are also the device that introduce customers to the company's security services and data management. "So this is why all the governments in the major developed countries are using our devices," BlackBerry's CEO says. "You can see the heads of state using our devices."
Chen's biggest problem at the moment is replacing the services fee that carriers used to pay BlackBerry when users of their old models paid their monthly invoice. Chen says that this fee was the highest margin revenue that the company had, and is now shrinking as consumers replace old 'Berrys with newer models or with a competitor's model. Because they have high margins, Chen says that if he can grow the software and messaging business, he will be able to make up for the slowing services revenue. Overall, he sees more opportunity overseas than in North America.
source: USAToday via Crackberry
Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014
posted on May 30, 2015, 1:36 AM 11
Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014
posted on May 30, 2015, 2:03 AM 9
Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014
posted on May 30, 2015, 9:12 AM 2
* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.
PhoneArena Comments Rules
A discussion is a place, where people can voice their opinion, no matter if it is positive, neutral or negative. However, when posting, one must stay true to the topic, and not just share some random thoughts, which are not directly related to the matter.
Things that are NOT allowed:
- Off-topic talk - you must stick to the subject of discussion
- Trolling - see a description
- Flame wars
- Offensive, hate speech - if you want to say something, say it politely
- Spam/Advertisements - these posts are deleted
- Multiple accounts - one person can have only one account
- Impersonations and offensive nicknames - these accounts get banned
Moderation is done by humans. We try to be as objective as possible and moderate with zero bias. If you think a post should be moderated - please, report it.
Have a question about the rules or why you have been moderated/limited/banned? Please, contact us.
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):