BlackBerry clarify their position in India

Last Thursday we report how another high level executive had quit BlackBerry, as Varghese M. Thomas‎, Director – Corporate Communications – India & SAARC quit BlackBerry in India.

This was picked up on by many other outlets and “translated” into the fact that BlackBerry had seemingly lost interest in India and staff numbers in India were dwindling.

BlackBerry have now taken to their blog to clarify their position in India, a little.

“More importantly, it fails to capture the broader context: how BlackBerry is in the middle of a significant transition, as we transform from a business primarily fuelled by the sale of smartphones, into the leading enterprise software provider focused on cross-platform mobile security and productivity.”


“Change in our structure is inevitable, in India, and elsewhere in our business around the world. But there is huge opportunity in the mobility market, and to ensure we can capitalize on that opportunity, we are actively recruiting, in India and other countries, for people who can fuel our growth and enable us to expand our leadership in security, privacy and the Internet of Things.”

While not actually referencing employee exits or numbers, they continued:

“BlackBerry is building a business that will lead in helping its enterprise customers implement an end-to-end mobile security strategy – whatever the device or devices they are using. And for those customers who love the security and productivity advantages BlackBerry smartphones provide, we plan to keep making them, too.”

“We may look different than the BlackBerry of old, but make no mistake – we aren’t feeling blue: these are very exciting times for BlackBerry, and India is very much a part of our plans today and in the future.”

You can read the full article at the BlackBerry blog.



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