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BlackBerry CEO ups company's survival chances from 50 to 80%

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 11:07

The new BlackBerry is set to have larger screens, full keyboard and the old productive features of its trademark messaging-centric smartphones.

No intention of selling handset business: BlackBerry CEO

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 18:21

"I want to assure you that I have no intention of selling off or abandoning this business any time soon... Our focus today is on finding a way to make this business profitable," BlackBerry CEO John Chen said.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen calls iPhone users 'wall huggers'

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 23:34

The logic behind Chen's humor is apparently the inability of iPhones to hold battery power for long, leaving iPhone users to search for walls with power outlets.

BlackBerry to go 'back to basics' with hardware keyboards in future phones

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 11:32

The full-fledged keyboard made BlackBerry a success, but after focusing on software keyboards which failed to make a hit with customers, Chen said that the company's next phones would mostly feature the good old hardware keyboards.

'Interim' BlackBerry CEO to continue heading company till turnaround

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 12:05

According to The Verge, BlackBerry had hired Chen after he successfully turned around Sybase from the brink of disaster in the early 2000s.

BlackBerry’s CEO hires two more of his former colleagues

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 08:07

BlackBerry Ltd said on Wednesday it hired two more senior executives who previously worked with its new chief executive officer, bolstering a newly assembled team charged with putting the stumbling smartphone maker back in stride.

Blackberry CEO John Chen promises they're here for 'long haul'

Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 22:30

New BlackBerry executive chair and interim CEO John Chen has said the company is trying working hard to rebuild itself.

New BlackBerry CEO John Chen to get $93 mn pay package

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 18:50

BlackBerry`s new interim chief executive (CEO) John Chen will reportedly get 93 million dollars pay package for the next five years.

BlackBerry offers bumper package to new CEO

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 09:00

BlackBerry Ltd will pay its new interim CEO a base salary of $1 million, a bonus of up to twice that amount as well as stock awards potentially worth some $85 million.

BlackBerry calls off sale, to replace CEO Thorsten Heins

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 19:35

BlackBerry`s largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd , will take up $250 million of the debentures.

Blackberry chief to receive mega-millions in payout if company sold

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 14:02

CEO Thorsten Heins is expected to receive as much as 55.6 million dollars if the company is sold.

Blackberry CEO asks investors to be patient during company’s transition phase

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 23:44

Blackberry, now formally changed into Research In Motion Ltd. Recently faced steep drop in its shares of about 28 percent which caused several analysts to issue downgrades, however, CEO Thorsten Heins said that analysts overestimated company’s future performance, Globe and Mail reports.