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."
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BlackBerry to Keep John Chen As CEO Through 2023
Mar 15, 2018
BlackBerry today said it has extended its contract with CEO John S. Chen, who will serve as chief executive through November 2023.
ZTE to Reboot Project CSX Hawkeye, Pull Kickstarter Campaign
Feb 17, 2017
ZTE today said it is exploring fundamental changes to its Project CSX Hawkeye smartphone and is cancelling the current Kickstarter funding campaign. Project CSX started as a community-based program to create a smartphone with features imagined by the public.
AT&T Throwing 5G Tech at the Wall to See What Sticks
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AT&T today said it plans to test a wide variety of potential 5G technologies throughout the year as it evolves from 4G LTE to next-generation mobile broadband. For example, the company intends to kick off field trials of AirGig later this year.
BlackBerry CEO Says 2016 May Be Last Year for Smartphones
Oct 8, 2015
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.
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...