With BlackBerry reporting surprising profit for the fourth quarter on Thursday, the man of the hour was CEO Thorsten Heins. Bloomberg Television interviewed the executive and asked about the 55% of global BlackBerry Z10 buyers that came over from other platforms. As per Heins,”Those 55% were evenly divided between iOS and Android users.“
In U.S, many want to hear about the QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10. Heins declared that the second BlackBerry 10 phone will be unveiled in Europe next month and possibly reach the U.S. by May. He further stated, “It really is up to carrier testing. The phone is being tested by 40 carriers in 20 countries.”
The question came about licensing came up when the Canadian based tech company decided to make its Secure Work Space security system that runs over BES 10, available for iOS and Android phones. Heins cleared by stating that lets see if this is the direction of his company heading toward, and will be interested in looking at licensing. Earlier this month, he glossed over a question about Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing's comment to a French publication about Lenovo possibly buying BlackBerry.
As per CEO of BlackBerry, “The recent decline in the number of BlackBerry memberships from 79 million to 76 million didn't matter as long as the average revenue per member more than made up for the difference in head count. It's a whole new world for BlackBerry, punctuated by the news that former company founder Mike Lazaridis has left the company for good.”
No matter what users think of the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10, or how strong the sales of the Z10 really are, Thorsten Heins' management team has done remarkable job. At the launch of first all-touch BlackBerry Storm, consider the state of BlackBerry. Launched with software that was not close to being finished, the launch was an absolute disaster.
Source : phonearena