BlackBerry 'Outraged' Over T-Mobile Promotion
BlackBerry CEO John Chen took T-Mobile to task today for a campaign it recently ran suggesting that BlackBerry customers drop their BlackBerry in favor of a different smartphone on T-Mobile. In a post to the company's blog, Chen thanked BlackBerry's customers for speaking out in protest of the "clearly inappropriate and ill-conceived marketing promotion." Chen said it is working on a special promotion for T-Mobile BlackBerry customers that it will reveal soon. Chen finished by saying, "I would like to remind [T-Mobile] that our long-standing partnership was once productive and profitable for both BlackBerry and T-Mobile. I hope we can find a way forward that allows us to serve our shared customers once again. Notwithstanding the current challenge, we remain very excited about BlackBerry’s future."
BlackBerry CEO Says 2016 May Be Last Year for Smartphones
BlackBerry CEO John S. Chen today said its smartphone business needs to generate a profit in 2016, "Otherwise, I have to think twice about what I do there." Chen's comments offer more insight into BlackBerry's frame of mind regarding smartphones.
BlackBerry CEO Says Smartphone Biz Is On a Timer
John S. Chen, CEO of BlackBerry, admitted that its recent handsets have not sold as well as he hoped.
BlackBerry All But Gives Up On Smartphones
BlackBerry CEO John S. Chen said the company plans to reduce the number of handsets it makes each year to one or two.
BlackBerry Trims More Workers
BlackBerry has cut an unspecified number of employees at two facilities. The company confirmed that it let employees go at its Waterloo headquarters, as well as at a plant in Sunrise, Fla.
BlackBerry Passport Lauching in Septembber
BlackBerry CEO John Chen today announced that the company's next phone will be called the Passport, and will launch at an event in London in September. Chen did not confirm any further details, although rumors suggest it may be an unusually wide device with a square screen and physical keyboard.
who can blame t-mobile?
They can't be serious lol.
This guy has way, way too much work to do to get co...
The fact of the matter is that it is becoming increasingly clear that at least part of the reason why Blackberry has fallen in the last few years is anti-competitive behavi...
T-Mobile did their customers a favor
BB10 is a much different experience
BB needs to get real about the price point of their devices. Selling the Z10 at iPhone prices was lunacy. If BB wants to compete in the consumer market, it needs to get it's pricing in line w/ a consumer market. Getting BB10 into the prepaid market cannot be understated. Many consumers are going this route. If I were BB, I'd consider turning all those write-downs of the Z10 into prepaids and get BB10 out there into the public's hands.
The carriers need to get their act together about OS updates. It must be embarrassing to see carriers in 3rd world countrie...