BlackBerry has managed to move 200,000 Passport units on the first day of the phone’s availability. That, obviously, prompted the company to think about this model’s successor, even though it’s been selling for just a few days. Or they’ve been thinking about it even before. We can’t really tell; in any case, it’s good to hear this information coming straight from the horse’s mouth, BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen.
While announcing the company’s quarterly results, he also stated that they are “confident that we will achieve breakeven cash flow by the end of FY15.” That’s a much different outlook than where the company was a couple years ago.
Like that’s not enough, Chen also promised to unveil a “new BlackBerry device concept” at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. No other details were provided and as far as we (don’t) know, that could be a phone with “storable keyboard” BlackBerry has patented recently. Even better, they may finally come up with a tablet or laptop shell to make better use of the Blend service.
We’ll be on the lookout for additional information and get back to you as soon as we hear something new. Stay tuned in the meantime, k?