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John Chen: BlackBerry isn't selling or leaving the handset business any time soon

John Chen: BlackBerry isn't selling or leaving the handset business any time soon

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Last night some stories were floating around stating that BlackBerry CEO, John Chen would "consider dumping" the handset business if that portion of the company remains unprofitable. Fact of the matter is, that's not the case — "my comments were taken out of context," he says. Chen says he has no intention of selling off the handset business, and that the focus of the company is trying...

Three new high-end BlackBerry devices on the horizon, BBM for desktops getting a 'serious look'

Three new high-end BlackBerry devices on the horizon, BBM for desktops getting a 'serious look'

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In speaking with Reuters, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that within the next 18 months, he plans to introduce high-end devices that cater to the "keyboard aficionados." BlackBerry has at least three different devices in the works and that "the focus is going to be very keyboard centric." We do know that the BlackBerry Q20 AKA the "BlackBerry Classic" is one new keyboard device that's...

Press Release: BlackBerry Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results for Fiscal 2014

Press Release: BlackBerry Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results for Fiscal 2014

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The report is in — BlackBerry has dropped their fourth quarter results. They're reporting a balance of $2.7B at the end of the quarter (compared to $3.2B last quarter), with an adjusted Q4 gross margin of 43%, up from 34% in the prior quarter. Approximately 3.4 million devices were sold to end users in the fourth quarter, of which around 2.3 million were BlackBerry 7 devices. You can...