BlackBerry CEO “I have a plan to not be dependent on handsets”

Over the past few months BlackBerry CEO John Chen has taking the media by storm. His quotes are impressive to say the least, with that said sometimes his quotes are taking out of context like this one from a recent Reuters interview: “If I cannot make money on handsets, I will not be in the handset […]

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BlackBerry is not walking away from the mass market

Recently BlackBerry CEO John Chen, sat down with CBC for a great Q&A session. It is great to see Mr. Chen sit down and discuss the turnaround of BlackBerry. I think BlackBerry has a very bright future with John Chen at the helm. Chen talks about everything from the BlackBerry Bold to knowing he has […]

Odds of Turning BlackBerry Around? 50/50

So what does BlackBerry CEO John Chen think his odds of turning BlackBerry around? Well in a recent interview with the Financial Times, Mr. Chen thinks those odds are currently 50/50 as long as he and his team execute the plan correctly. “It is all about execution now,” Mr Chen said, noting that he has […]

John Chen talks about saving BlackBerry

Forbes recently sat down with BlackBerry CEO John Chen to talk about his turning around the company. In case you didn’t already know BlackBerry holds 44,000 patents. This 44,000 patents could be turned into cash by selling them off or BlackBerry could get paid on the royalties. Check out the interview below and let us […]

Founder CEO of PÜR Gum: “Why I switched back to BlackBerry!”‏

Over the past few years BlackBerry has been moving forward with the new BlackBerry 10 to gain market share and customers back to the brand, and CEO and Canadian entrepreneur, founder of PÜR Gum, Jay Klein, filled us in how BlackBerry has played a key role in getting his business off the ground and growing it from just an idea […]

BlackBerry is not turning their back on the consumer

Many of you have started second guessing yourselves where BlackBerry is concerned this is in part due to the possibility the BlackBerry would be dropping the consumer market all together, this is not the case. in a recent sit down interview with Fast Company, BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen stated: “[This] doesn’t mean we are turning […]

BlackBerry CEO John Chen: “I’m focused on what BlackBerry will be today and in the future”

Today BlackBerry CEO John Chen spoke with CNBC, Mr. Chen dove in head first by stating “‘I’m focused on what BlackBerry will be today and in the future.” Mr. Chen is fully focused on turning BlackBerry around, and in my opinion I believe this can be accomplished after reading the article. I’m surrounded by a […]

BlackBerry CEO John Chen talks BlackBerry on CNBC

An incredible amount of news has been coming out of BlackBerry today thanks to Third Quarter Results for Fiscal 2014 press release. Since then BlackBerry CEO John Chen went on air with CNBC earlier today. He discussed the new partnership with Foxconn, stating “I think this is the right partner to do business with together,” […]

John Chen, Interim CEO of BlackBerry Pens Open Letter

Today, , sent an open letter to our valued Enterprise customers to set the record straight about the hype from media and competitors. John reassures our enterprise customers that BlackBerry is here to stay, and that the investments customers have made in BlackBerry infrastructure and solutions are secure.   During this restructuring period our team is […]

See The Listed Of Companies Who Have Invested In BlackBerry And What Does The New CEO Make?

Its come to light in recent days that there have been more than one financial investor in BlackBerry. After the deal with Fairfax fell through the plans changed and BlackBerry is no longer going private. Fairfax is still involved, dumping quite a bit of money in, but a few other companies joined in and added […]

Thorsten Heins Bids Fare Thee Well to BlackBerry

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has sent his letter of departure to the employees of the company, and says that he is still”BlackBerry’s biggest fan. Please know that I will be cheering from the sidelines.” Check out the full letter after the jump Dear BlackBerry Team Members, I am writing to share some important news with […]

BlackBerry’s Newest Interim CEO Is Saying BlackBerry Is Going To Keep Making Smartphones

A whirlwind of news today about BlackBerry. Some surprising and some not. BlackBerry is still going forward with making smartphones. This is admirable considering their manufacturer is bailing on them, sales have been down and they are laying off people left and right. Newly appointed interim CEO John S.Chen has a lot on his plate […]

Just who Is BlackBerry’s new interim CEO & Executive Chairman?

Wow what a morning thus far for BlackBerry! CEO Thorsten Heins has been kicked to the curb and Mr. John S. Chen has taken the reigns of BlackBerry’s new interim CEO & Executive Chairman. This move comes as BlackBerry Receives Investment of U.S. $1 Billion from Fairfax Financial and Other Institutional Investors. Below you can […]

If BlackBerry Sells, Thorsten Heins Will Get A Whopping $55.6 Million

Sell… and then gimme some! Thorsten Heins will end up landing a huge fortune if BlackBerry manages to sell. Actually, the combined amount is if BlackBerry sells AND he is terminated. If he is just terminated he only (ha) gets $22 Million. The amount itself isn’t unusually high as CEOs tend to land hefty pay […]

BlackBerry and Mercedes launch new micro-site to mark the beginning of the Formula 1 season

This past weekend marked the beginning of the formula 1 season with the Australian Grand Prix.  This of course also marked the first race where BlackBerry and Mercedes have been partners.  There were quite a few BlackBerry folks in attendance (including CEO Thorsten Heins) to take in the first race, and to show their support […]

BlackBerry CEO, Thorsten Heins – iPhone UI is Now Outdated

BlackBerry CEO, Thorsten Heins is currently taking part in the BlackBerry Z10 launch in Australia. While in Australia Heins had some select words for some competitors in the mobile phone arena… Heins said “Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market… They did a fantastic job with the user interface, they are […]

BlackBerry CEO says BlackBerry 10 sales exceed their “ambitious” expectations

There has been a lot of speculation regarding the sales of BlackBerry 10 devices around the world. We have heard that sales have been the best ever in some cases, while some analysts continue to downplay any perceived success the new platform may be having.  So the question then stands at what BlackBerry themselves think […]

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins Takes On The Today Show

With the BlackBerry 10 launch, fan parties and interviews, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins spent sometime this morning on the Today Show. As we all know the Today Show is in NYC so it makes sense Thor was there and so was #TeamBlackBerry! Taking on the Today Show Heins covered BlackBerry 10, new devices and the […]

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins Spotted Christmas Day at Heat/Thunder NBA Game

This isn’t the first time we’ve spotted RIM CEO at an NBA game. This time we see the big NBA fan at the Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder game. While we didn’t catch any sight of his BB10 phone its nice to see the CEO enjoying his time at the game

Thorsten Heins, RIM Confident In Blackberry 10

As he should be. Mr.Heins did an interview with CNBC about the upcoming platform and had a few things to say. The interview was actually done after the report on RIM’s positive quarterly earnings. “[RIM has] 79 million BlackBerry subscribers on BlackBerry OS devices and that service revenue is not going to go away,” Heins […]