CEO: BlackBerry has ‘financial strength for the long haul’

Reports of BlackBerry’s death have been greatly exaggerated, at least according to its interim CEO.

In a blog posted Wednesday and aimed at the BlackBerry community, Executive Chairman John Chen said the company is looking toward the future rather than dwelling on the past. He acknowledged that BlackBerry’s effort to remake itself will require time, discipline, and tough decisions. But he said he was confident the company will recapture its past success.

“We have begun moving the company to embrace a multiplatform, BYOD world by adopting a new mobility management platform and a new device strategy,” Chen said. “We are also leveraging our tremendous assets, including BBM, our network, and QNX. While we are proud of these accomplishments, we know there is more work to be done.”  More