Speaking to CrackBerry, John Chen identifies a "need to preserve the reason why BlackBerry is around," and when asked about Android cautioned "jumping to anything is inappropriate.""My job is really to figure and focus on all the strategic things that the company is facing immediately, today," says Chen, "and also in the longer term -- three, five years out."Chen was named this week as interim CEO of the troubled Canadian company, replacing outgoing boss Thorsten Heins. Describing himself as "a BlackBerry user for a very, very long time," Chen is the former CEO of Sybase and has served on the board of the New York Stock Exchange, Wells Fargo and Disney, as well as holding advisory roles in the US government.
The appointment is only temporary, however, Chen himself says "on a day-to-day basis I eventually will really need a good, solid CEO… I'll think through and listen to everybody else and what their advice is and then I'll decide how interim is interim."Who should apply? Chen says he is "looking for a software person… somebody who understands the services side of the equation also., I’m looking for somebody who can help me with really reaching more people… I don’t think I’m looking for a tech person."Having returned SyBase to profitability and sold it for $5.8bn, the new BlackBerry boss "has history in turning around a struggling company," says industry expert Daniel Gleeson of IHS, "Mr, Chen comes to four shades of yellow iphone case Blackberry not only with experience, but with industry know-how as well."However, "The change in leadership and ongoing uncertainty over the company's future directly affects its ability to grow its enterprise services business," Gleeson continues, "Large enterprises place a high value on stability when investing in their IT systems., uncertainty over Blackberry's future will at the very least delay some purchasing decisions and possibly even lose some sales for Blackberry."Should BlackBerry adopt Android? How can the ailing company turn its fortunes around and combat the iPhone and Android? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or lay out your rescue plan on our Facebook page..
The Round, flexing its muscles in South Korea, has a concave screen. Although it is on sale to the public, it's reported to be a proof-of-concept and won't necessarily be made widely available in its present form. A spokesperson told me today that "Samsung currently has no plans to bring the Galaxy Round to the UK market."At an event for analysts reported by SammyHub, Samsung also revealed that sales of the S line of smart phones and Note line of phablets will have collectively sold 100 million by the end of this year. That's a lotta Samsung Galaxy S2, S3 and S4 phones, not to mention a whole heap of Note, Note 2 and Note 3 phablets.
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It's time to put the Xperia Z1 through its paces, with photography in mind. There's room to store plenty of photos, with 16GB of built-in memory and the option to expand out with microSD cards up to 64GB. The aluminium frame is water resistant up to 1.5 metres as well, so it can be used to document underwater adventures. The Z1 uses a 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor, which is the same physical size as that used on other Sony cameras, like the compact WX300. On the back of the phone sits an f/2.0 Sony G lens, flush with the rear panel.