"It's Just a Scratch" Claims BlackBerry CEO in Open Letter to Business World

By Gary Cutlack on at

BlackBerry's interim CEO John Chen has gone down the open letter road to get his message across, claiming the business is no longer for sale and that the original deal with Fairfax is how it's going to be from now on -- and its future is safe. So don't all switch to iPhone in a panic.

"Our 'for sale' sign has been taken down and we are here to stay," the letter to BlackBerry's business users begins, before Chen goes to great lengths to stress that the technical back-end enterprise services it provides across all mobile platforms will survive and become the company's core products, as it moves away from selling consumer devices.

He then turns to the classics for help, suggesting that: "In short, reports of our death are greatly exaggerated." [BlackBerry via The Register]