BlackBerry has no plans to shut down handset business
While Thorsten Heins will soon be stepping down as BlackBerry CEO, John Chen will take over as interim CEO for the time being. We're not sure just what will pan out in the coming weeks for the company, but there are certainly many questions left to be answered.
We joked a bit on our podcast today about what devices are coming up, not fully knowing what the state of BlackBerry's handset business will be. Thankfully it looks like it will stay pointed in the right direction however. In an interview with Reuters, John Chen stated that the company has no plans of shutting down the handset business just yet.
"I know we have enough ingredients to build a long-term sustainable business. I have done this before and seen the same movie before."
There will be plenty of other shifts internally though, including changing the company's executive team and promoting some current people as well.