BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with Bloomberg to discuss all things BlackBerry. There are several interesting tidbits in the interview that make it worth watching. Chen appears to be fairly open while discussing BlackBerry's fortunes.
Chen says he prefers to build value in BlackBerry before he would even consider selling the company. It would only be fair for him to consider a sale if approached, but he says selling is not in his plan.
He also dodges a bit when asked what kind of offers he has had for the company. Chen says lots of people like to talk, but "talking is not an offer."
The most interesting moment comes at the end of the interview when Chen is asked how good the chances are they he can complete the turnaround and make BlackBerry profitable again. Chen pegs his chances at "more than 80/20." He says he is comfortable with where the company is now, and is confident of profitability. Whether or not his efforts will be good enough to make the brand iconic again is a different question however. Chen said, "that is something I need to chew on. I don't know the answer to that."