John Chen has no intention of selling BlackBerry at the moment

John Chen has no intention of selling BlackBerry at the moment
BlackBerry fans should be quite excited. The company is teaming up with Google to help IT departments manage a fleet of Android powered handsets. BES12 keeps business data protected on Android flavored devices owned by a company, or brought to work by employees. But that isn't really where the excitement lies. More and more we are hearing talk about an Android powered BlackBerry handset that has prospective smartphone buyers on the edge of their seats.

The BlackBerry Venice is a slider that offers a 5.4-inch 1440 x 2560 resolution screen, powered by the Snapdragon 808 SoC. The slider's display is curved on both edges and Android 5.0 is pre-installed. The phone is expected to be launched this November as an exclusive from AT&T.

Besides the possibility that this cool looking Android slider is on the way from BlackBerry, there also has been talk that the beleaguered manufacturer will be the focus of an acquisition. But CEO John Chen says that he does not have any intention of selling the company at this time. The executive is waiting for the value of BlackBerry's stock to approach a figure that is closer to what he would consider to be the true value of the company. At that point, he would be interested in selling BlackBerry.

Chen also reiterated his reason for staying in the hardware business. He noted that BlackBerry still sells the most secure handsets in the world to major governments.




source: CBCNews    Crackberry

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24 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

For the most part Chen has good business sense except when he was petitioning for the government to regulate app development. He has stopped the ship from sinking right now.

5. gaming64 unregistered

Nice to see a calmer ego for a change.

16. waddup121 unregistered

Soon he will tho

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yes, he shouldn't. We want more competition, even from old fallen giants like BB. If they can come up with an Android device with great permission control, security, top specs, and no ancient permanent keyboards, will consider it when making my decision of my next device...

3. Derekjeter

Posts: 1456; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Just like Nokia said they wouldn't sell, or how Motorola said it would t sell?

7. TerryTerius unregistered

He didn't say they wouldn't sell. He said he was waiting for the value of the company's stock to hit a certain point, and then he would consider selling.

4. gaming64 unregistered

He's probably prepping for the next BIG thing. :)

8. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Its Coming this August.

6. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

BlackBerry can't leave, the Android world need them to help them make a secure platform. Can't wait for the Android powered Venice.

9. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Yep, he is waiting for the price of the company to drop way down (again) to a big 0, then he will give it away ( to a chinese firm, maybe)

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21495; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's not even remotely what he said. Did you read the article?

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21495; Member since: May 28, 2014

John Chen has been completely transparent with his plans for BlackBerry. He has said this before, and continues to reiterate it. Definitely looking forward to where his leadership takes BlackBerry.

13. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

In the past, I have used a blackberry Z10 and honestly I was surprised at how good it was. Of course, compared to its competitors it still felt behind but nonetheless their OS was really stable (reminded me of iOS 6) and had a decent amount of features. To bad that their in this situation nowadays, they could had really competed.

14. ppoojavermaa

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Blackberry again taking step into the smartphone war

15. NateAdam8

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

When BlackBerry starts making Android they just gave in and approved they are quiters cause the Android Market is a market of Favorites and the Favorite Android of choice for most is Samsung but if they Fail or Succeed we will see.

19. gaming64 unregistered

Samsung as the most favorite android of choice, yes. Favorite Android if choice, no. People have different tastes in this world so why won't you stop wirshipping Samsung like a God.

20. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Just because they might make some Android devices doesn't mean they've abandoned OS10. Not everything is one or the other, grow up.

21. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Such a nice day, why aren't you riding in your inner tube today?

25. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Because I'd rather stay indoors and ride your momma's Hershey Highway.

23. midge27

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

When BlackBerry 10 starts powering android more like it.

18. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

would have been nice if it was bb+wp10

22. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Why is this news every week? Is the record broken?

24. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I really wanna have hands-on a BB device running Android

26. linaresx

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

How about NOW? No wait wait hooow abouuut NOW!!?

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