There was so much news from BlackBerry today it’s almost overwhelming. Today BlackBerry had their quarterly financial earnings call which brought some much needed good news for a company that many had left for dead. In no way shape or form is BlackBerry dead or dying but yet the company, under the guidance of CEO John Chen, has shown that it’s ready to go the entire 12 rounds if need be.
Not only did today earnings call bring a positive response from Wall Street, there was also the announcement of 2 new BlackBerry 10 devices set to be released before the end of the year. The BlackBerry Classic and the BlackBerry Passport are the names of the two new devices that BlackBerry will have to offer.
All these announcements and activity are fresh off the heels of a blockbuster to deal announced yesterday with Amazon to bring the Amazon App Store to BlackBerry 10 this fall. I am very excited to see BlackBerry make some strategic and well thought moves in order to position themselves to be in a much better place to help increase there value among consumers and enterprise customers alike.
I haven’t been this excited over BlackBerry news since the release of BlackBerry 10 just close to two years ago. I have much faith in the direction of the company and would hope that they stay true to the game and remain BlackBerry all around.
I have provided some links to some articles below detailing the earnings call and the new BlackBerry 10 devices. Enjoy and have a wonderful day!
Earnings Report via NY Times
BlackBerry Classic and Passport via Mobile Syrup