News by Andrew Kameka on Monday December 02, 2013.
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BlackBerry CEO John Chen has issued an open letter to its enterprise customers assuring them that BlackBerry is no longer looking to sell the company and it has every intention of maintaining its large device management and enterprise services.
Chen states that because of the recent turmoil for BlackBerry's failed sale of the company and regime change, enterprise customers have been approached by competitors with misinformation. He counters that "reports of our death are greatly exaggerated," and BlackBerry plans to continue managing BES 10 for BlackBerry, Android, and iPhone devices.
BlackBerry has posted the letter as an image on its website rather than text for some strange reason, but the gist of the letter has been summarized by a feisty post on the company's Biz Blog. The following text is copied directly from BlackBerry, but you can view the full letter at the source link below:
- Our EMM customer base is much larger than any of the other vendors in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management - and is growing.
- We manage more mobile devices than any other vendor. Period.
- We move more secure mobile data than anyone else.
- We have substantial cash and are not a small VC-backed 'pure play' MDM player seeking additional funds every year.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.