And most importantly 4) we included all of this is the full story published last night. Any further questions/comments?
3) the context was that he planned to make them profitable (and therefore didn’t plan at this point to shut the unit down)
2) He certainly said BB would look to exit handsets if they remained unprofitable, and suggested time period for decision was short
A couple of points in defence of our Chen interview: 1) it was an hour-long, on-record but off-camera discussion (cont’d)
NEW YORK (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd would consider exiting its handset business if it remains unprofitable, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday, as the technology company looks to expand its corporate reach with investments, acquisitions and partnerships.
“If I cannot make money on handsets, I will not be in the handset business,” John Chen said in an interview, adding that the time frame for such a decision was short. He would not be more specific, but said it should be possible to make money off shipments of as few as 10 million a year.