View Poll Results: Chen will...

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  • Shift the goalposts in some way

    20 47.62%
  • Close the hardware unit

    4 9.52%
  • Announce it has reached his profitability target

    13 30.95%
  • Announce a dual-boot BB10 device running android in a hypervisor

    5 11.90%
09-26-16 04:46 PM
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  1. cgk's Avatar
    This earnings call is Chen's self-imposed deadline for the hardware unit - what do you think he will do?
    09-20-16 05:33 AM
  2. jaydee5799's Avatar
    drop all hardware....inevitable
    09-20-16 05:41 AM
  3. murphcid's Avatar
    Kill off BB10 to focus on Android.
    09-20-16 07:00 AM
  4. Old_Mil's Avatar
    If so, it only highlights Chen's incompetence as an executive. The DTEK 50 was just released. Shutting down the hardware unit immediately after that would be pretty silly.

    However, I expect that it is coming.

    Posted via CB10
    09-20-16 07:21 AM
  5. anon(3983727)'s Avatar
    If sales figures look bad he will shift the goalposts and make it sound as if the future looks good for hardware.
    Bbnivende likes this.
    09-20-16 07:30 AM
  6. BlackBerryPassport's Avatar
    First he will boost his permanent Quotes ' security security '

    Then his other quote ' we re still committed to bb10, 10..3.3 will be coming soon

    And last not least,
    We are doing well in handset division by Dtek50 selling well and 2 more devices coming by Dec and Jan17.


    Posted via CB10
    Jrox74 and p1800nut like this.
    09-20-16 07:48 AM
  7. Uzi's Avatar
    Dtek60 is coming I don't think hardware gone any time soon
    09-20-16 08:02 AM
  8. zephyr613's Avatar
    Dtek60 is coming I don't think hardware gone any time soon
    Wait, what??
    09-20-16 08:07 AM
  9. Uzi's Avatar
    Wait, what??
    http://web.archive.org/web/201609200...otpublish.html

    But not for verizon though
    Carjackd likes this.
    09-20-16 08:16 AM
  10. BB Adict's Avatar
    Dtek60 is coming I don't think hardware gone any time soon
    Like yourself, those of us who are long time BlackBerry users, get cynical when the company promises that anything is coming.

    Posted via CB10
    crackberry_geek and andy957 like this.
    09-20-16 09:24 AM
  11. zephyr613's Avatar
    09-20-16 09:51 AM
  12. anon(9607753)'s Avatar
    "Software is the new BlackBerry". You can't get much more blunt about it than that. LOL.

    Posted via BlackBerry Priv STV100-1
    09-20-16 11:38 AM
  13. Ecm's Avatar
    [WARN]Let's skip the off topic comments, please. The thread is about speculation on Chen's actions at the earnings call -- NOT speculation about motivation behind other posters' comments.

    The off-topic comments, and where they were quoted, have been deleted.[/WARN]
    zephyr613 and anon(4243545) like this.
    09-20-16 12:05 PM
  14. JeepBB's Avatar
    Chen doesn't need to close Hardware... it would be bad publicity and a formal closure announcement would be unnecessary anyway. The hardware division exists in name only already given the DTEK50 as a re-badged Idol with BB Apps. So BB is already out of Hardware IMO, and I don't expect to see a BB-designed phone appear in the future.
    m_santos, StephanieMaks and kirson like this.
    09-20-16 12:13 PM
  15. cgk's Avatar
    Chen doesn't need to close Hardware... it would be bad publicity and a formal closure announcement would be unnecessary anyway. The hardware division exists in name only already given the DTEK50 as a re-badged Idol with BB Apps. So BB is already out of Hardware IMO, and I don't expect to see a BB-designed phone appear in the future.
    So 16-core bb10 with hypervisor android 8.0.
    JeepBB and kirson like this.
    09-20-16 12:27 PM
  16. ChainPunch's Avatar
    Unless specifically asked, Chen will not mention hardware because Blackberry is now mainly a software company that does a little hardware.

    Posted via CB10
    09-20-16 12:40 PM
  17. joe56984's Avatar
    I will go out on a limb and say he will announce that the hardware division has reached profitability. It’s a significantly declining share of their business, but with the number of devices in production tiny, and having outsourced the production, I think there is a chance it is nominally profitable. There is no way they pull the plug entirely on hardware, not yet anyways.
    09-20-16 03:11 PM
  18. conite's Avatar
    Chen doesn't need to close Hardware... it would be bad publicity and a formal closure announcement would be unnecessary anyway. The hardware division exists in name only already given the DTEK50 as a re-badged Idol with BB Apps. So BB is already out of Hardware IMO, and I don't expect to see a BB-designed phone appear in the future.
    What about the Rome? There is no existing pkb reference design that they can work off of. It will have to be BlackBerry's device.
    09-20-16 03:13 PM
  19. JeepBB's Avatar
    What about the Rome? There is no existing pkb reference design that they can work off of. It will have to be BlackBerry's device.
    Does the Rome exist?

    Where do I buy one?

    AFAIK, It's a "planned" device.... much like OS10.3.3 is a "planned" update.

    Which plan will happen first I wonder?
    09-20-16 03:22 PM
  20. conite's Avatar
    Does the Rome exist?

    Where do I buy one?

    AFAIK, It's a "planned" device.... much like OS10.3.3 is a "planned" update.

    Which plan will happen first I wonder?
    Well, the Neon/Hamburg and Argon rumours proved true. I suspect the Mercury will be as well - particularly since BlackBerry actually made many official references to it.
    09-20-16 03:29 PM
  21. PantherBlitz's Avatar
    He will announce that they are planning on releasing 10.3.5 by the end of 3rd Qtr. 2018.
    09-20-16 03:31 PM
  22. Bla1ze's Avatar
    09-20-16 03:33 PM
  23. Uzi's Avatar
    Yeah I think I remember he said last time he won't talk about hardware anymore, he delegates it to someone else.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    09-20-16 10:23 PM
  24. Drenegade's Avatar
    I think DTEK50 has been a mild success so far. Something they'll definitely at least break even on. So it's a victory and they won't have to shut down hardware.

    Posted via CB10
    09-21-16 12:05 AM
  25. Jrox74's Avatar
    Don't think the hardware division is going to be shut down at this time. If it was the leaked DTEK60 info would have never been processed in the first place. The DTEK50 seems to be doing alright and I think the 60 will add to the momentum. True that BlackBerry has become a software company but I think hardware will have it's spot in the future. Rocking 24-7 with my Passport SE & Semi Retired Z10
    09-21-16 01:00 AM
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