BlackBerry CEO Urges Shareholders to Keep the Faith

All Things D:

“BlackBerry is still in the early phases of our transition,” Heins said. “This isn’t just the launch of a new product, but a whole new platform. While many will judge us on the basis of one quarter of a single product, we are not a devices-only company. … This is a long-term transition for the company.”

Heins said pretty much the same thing during the company’s last earnings call (what else is he supposed to say?), and there’s certainly merit to his “Rome wasn’t built in a day” argument. That said, it’s an open question as to whether “Rome” will ever be built in this case.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but Nero burned it in one night, didn’t he?


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