• A Message from John S. Chen, BlackBerry Executive Chair and CEO


    The new BlackBerry boss, as some employees are calling him, has posted a message on the Inside BlackBerry blog directed at the entired BlackBerry community. The message (which can be seen below) gives us some insight into the mind of the new CEO, and how optimistic he is about the future.

    Chen talks about reclaiming BlackBerry's success by embracing BYOD, a new device strategy (wonder what he means by that), among other things. While he does allude to changes being necessary, Chen emphasis in this message that the "commitment to its customers remains unchanged."

    Great start for John Chen, at least in the public eye. Now, let's see this turnaround begin.

    Make sure you read the full letter below, and sound off in the comments!
    To our BlackBerry Community,

    As you know, this is a time of significant change at BlackBerry as we accelerate our efforts to transform our business.

    I know there has been a lot said about BlackBerry, but let me remind you that at BlackBerry, we are not dwelling on the past. We are looking towards the future.

    We Are Committed to Reclaiming our Success

    We have begun moving the company to embrace a multi-platform, BYOD world by adopting a new mobility management platform and a new device strategy. We are also leveraging our tremendous assets, including BBM, our network and QNX. While we are proud of these accomplishments, we know there is more work to be done.

    I know that it’s going to take time, discipline and tough decisions to reclaim BlackBerry’s success and we are ready for that challenge.

    Our Commitment to our Customers Remains Unchanged\

    We remain committed to delivering high quality products and services to the millions of people who rely on us globally. We also want our customers to know that BlackBerry has significant financial strength for the long-haul.

    I believe in the value of this brand. With the right team and right strategy in place, I am confident that we will rebuild BlackBerry for the benefit of all of our constituencies.

    We are Excited for the Future and you Should Be Too

    Thank you for your strong support and continued commitment.

    Sincerely,

    John S. Chen
    Executive Chair and CEO


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