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BlackBerry CEO: Forget Sales, Focus On Services

July 3, 2013

BlackBerry CEO: Forget Sales, Focus On Services

parislemon:

Larry Dignan on BlackBerry’s Q1 miss:

Thorsten Heins, CEO of BlackBerry, tried to recast the company narrative around enterprise mobility management instead of devices.

And there was a good reason for that pitch from Heins. BlackBerry’s first quarter missed on multiple metrics as the company’s revenue and smartphone shipments failed to live up to expectations. What’s most worrisome for BlackBerry is that analysts were expecting a solid quarter based on channel fill.

They’re starting to concede the fate I laid out a year ago