Five days ago began to circulate a persistent rumor on the cessation of production in the division of mobile devices with the guys from BlackBerry. Today confirms that this is more or less true, without representing the closing total’s activities in the company, but equally it is a delicate and dramatic movement.
In accordance with a report exclusive of ReCode, is has led to out the dreaded meeting with investors, in where the CEO current of BlackBerry, John Chen, revealed that this year have had losses by near USD $372 million, figure slightly top to its average of income, which would be one of them factors determinants for abandon the development and production of new phones :
The company plans now completed all internal development hardware, and will leave that responsibility to our partners. This us will allow reduce the requirements of capital and increase our returns on the capital invested.
These statements of Chen does not mean that BlackBerry will disappear completely from the map. But the future in the production of any new terminal of this brand is relatively uncertain now, as will depend of the intervention and outsourcing provided by an external.
By it soon the DTEK50, your model more recent, based in a design of Alcatel, will continue to with your corrida commercial while the company prepares them changes necessary in this restructuring, where now is focus mainly to make money with its division of software, that is maintains healthy.
If all goes well, the year fiscal it closed with equal number of earnings that losses, or with a range light of income favourable.
The Outlook for BlackBerry is complicated.