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  1. Saberhagen's Avatar
    Every time he opens his mouth he sounds exactly like Thor did, probably the same person writes their speeches.

    Notice the constant use if: we have cash, industry leading etc

    At least they stopped with the "mobile computing" malarkey
    People need to stop taking out single words from a whole context. If you look at what Chen has done so far, he has re-instated faith in the company. Which Thorsten, in my opinion, did not do. Look at what the market is saying now about BlackBerry compared to what they said after, and before, the launch of BB10. Thorsten did not transition the firm into anything. Chen is transitioning the firm from hardware, software and services to outsourced hardware, focused on software and services for the enterprise sector (brings in more stable income).

    He has not taken any actions yet, only words - and by that he has people thinking that BlackBerry will be back. People have faith in BlackBerry now. Think of WHEN he takes those actions, what will happen then? People will start talking about how good BlackBerry is doing etc etc.

    This is the business world. Words have bigger impact sometimes, than actions.
    01-10-14 05:11 AM
  2. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    People need to stop taking out single words from a whole context. If you look at what Chen has done so far, he has re-instated faith in the company. Which Thorsten, in my opinion, did not do. Look at what the market is saying now about BlackBerry compared to what they said after, and before, the launch of BB10. Thorsten did not transition the firm into anything. Chen is transitioning the firm from hardware, software and services to outsourced hardware, focused on software and services for the enterprise sector (brings in more stable income).

    He has not taken any actions yet, only words - and by that he has people thinking that BlackBerry will be back. People have faith in BlackBerry now. Think of WHEN he takes those actions, what will happen then? People will start talking about how good BlackBerry is doing etc etc.

    This is the business world. Words have bigger impact sometimes, than actions.
    While that might sound good for potential and existing investors, it sounds awful to existing users: more transitions? Great, more delays then!

    Weeks are flying by and nothing is trickling down to the end user and if fact all these interviews makes it clear that we should not expect anything soon since the focus will be on enterprise.
    01-10-14 05:30 AM
  3. birdman_38's Avatar
    Every time John Chen opens his mouth, he further proves that he's exactly the person we need to save our beloved BlackBerry.
    Chen has repositioned BlackBerry much better than his predecessor. But to refer to him as a saviour is going too far. Just let him pick up the pieces first.
    01-10-14 07:02 AM
  4. Saberhagen's Avatar
    While that might sound good for potential and existing investors, it sounds awful to existing users: more transitions? Great, more delays then!

    Weeks are flying by and nothing is trickling down to the end user and if fact all these interviews makes it clear that we should not expect anything soon since the focus will be on enterprise.
    Well. Existing customers are the reason why BBRY is where it is. Too much focus on CURRENT situation is what BlackBerry's problem is (was).

    As a current custommer you have a great variety of BB10 devices to choose from with great functions right now with more to come. Chen has already said that apps are too few and they are working on that.

    Look at it either way. Chen is the one who will deliver something worthwhile.

    All Black all BlackBerry-thing!
    01-10-14 10:14 AM
  5. RubberChicken76's Avatar
    Chen has repositioned BlackBerry much better than his predecessor. But to refer to him as a saviour is going too far. Just let him pick up the pieces first.
    +1

    In the end, I'm going to watch and see where BlackBerry is after 6 months, 1 year, 18 months, and 2 years.

    Chen is going after specific low hanging fruit that ressonates with many, but the real test will be if he can turn the company around.

    I thought Thorsten did a lot of good things initially too, including being more open with the media, acknowledging problems, gutting the executive staff (bye head of legal!) and bringing BlackBerry 10 to market.

    But in the end, he was not able to make BlackBerry 10 a success, return the company to consistent profitability or get the company sold to a bigger player.

    We'll see if Chen fares better over the long haul. That's the real test.
    01-12-14 01:43 PM
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