“Oh how the mighty has fallen”. The BlackBerry we know today was once a giant in the mobile smartphone industry. Following the company’s recent moves, CEO John Chen has revealed some information concerning the future plans of the company. This was made open in a chat with the press during the Code Mobile conference sometime last week.
John Chen announced that they needs to push out 5 million Blackberry devices this year for the company to remain profitable. How plan to achieve this we don’t know. In the last quarter, the company managed to sell 800,000 Blackberry devices. If this projection doesn’t come to pass, maybe the much publicized BlackBerry Priv may be the last of BlackBerry phone we’ll ever see.
There are also rumors that the Blackberry 10 OS will no longer get support from Blackberry in two years time. I believe this would come sooner for owners of legacy Blackberries (OS 5, 6, 7, and7.1). Do you think Blackberry is overreaching with their projections? Or does this look like a final plea for survival?