Don’t push it, there will be no smartwatch for BlackBerry not anytime soon. But honestly, knowing BlackBerry, the company might dip into the idea and secretly work on something and then surprise us. To just see if the company is still relevant in the market–or not or if Facebook may take interest in it.
On top of all these is CEO John Chen who has been very outspoken. The latest issue that involves BlackBerry is with Good Technology CEO Christy Wyatt. Good Technology began to offer free migration to is software suite for current BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) subscribers. Naturally, that irked BlackBerry.
In a blog post, John Chen said:
“BlackBerry has provided multi-platform OS management for nearly 2 years now, so let’s put that to rest. Good Technology may talk about 5,000 customers but with 30,000 new BES10 servers installed in the past year alone, I’d argue that we’re the ones getting the calls from customers.”
According to him, “Good is not Good Enough”. This is after Good’s CEO sharing one of the reasons for the offer: that BlackBerry’s CES is not able to manage devices.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen thinks otherwise and says Good’s claims are false and notes that pricing plan is questionable. Migration isn’t really free because after June 30, subscribers have to pay. On the other hand, BlackBerry gives ree MDM perpetual licenses for loyal customers via the EZPass program.
Your thoughts on the issue? I must say John Chen is one tough character. He really loves BlackBerry.