John Chen has no intention of selling BlackBerry at the moment
posted by Alan F. / Jul 11, 2015, 1:30 AM
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
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.
posted on Jul 11, 2015, 1:36 AM 2
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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...
posted on Jul 11, 2015, 1:41 AM 0
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Just like Nokia said they wouldn't sell, or how Motorola said it would t sell?
posted on Jul 11, 2015, 1:42 AM 2
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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)
posted on Jul 11, 2015, 5:15 AM 3
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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.
posted on Jul 11, 2015, 5:29 AM 3
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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.
posted on Jul 11, 2015, 9:36 AM 1
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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.
posted on Jul 11, 2015, 10:39 AM 1
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Just because they might make some Android devices doesn't mean they've abandoned OS10. Not everything is one or the other, grow up.
posted on Jul 11, 2015, 6:21 PM 2
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