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BlackBerry does not leave the handset market

BlackBerry CEO John Chen
BlackBerry CEO John Chen
Contrary to a recent report by Reuters, BlackBerry plans to release new smartphones in the future and does not consider selling the devices business yet.

The rumor that BlackBerry plans to sell its devices business is not something new, but the company's CEO John Chen made it clear earlier today that will not happen anytime soon. Fortunately for die-hard BlackBerry fans, it looks like the troubled company will release at least another few handsets attempting to remain in control of a small part of this market.

Yesterday, Reuters published an article entitled "BlackBerry CEO would consider handset unit sale, eyes investments" which starts by claiming that John Chen said the handset business could be sold if it remains unprofitable. Now, the BlackBerry CEO writes that his comments "were taken out of context" and he has "no intention of selling off or abandoning this business any time soon."

John Chen's blog post also highlights that BlackBerry does more than just handsets and the devices business is an important part of the company's other sources of revenue, such as software, messaging and enterprise services. He also reveals that BlackBerry is involved "in emerging solutions such as Machine to Machine technologies that will help to power the backbone of the Internet of Things."

Timing is vital for BlackBerry now more than ever, so if they are not leaving the handset market yet, their new devices should arrive as soon as possible and offer enough to draw the attention of the public exposed to an impressive amount of handsets able to offer a lot of features for moderate prices.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-04-10 (Update: 2014-04-13)