Former Apple CEO, John Sculley believes BlackBerry can survive and hoping it does but does agree that the $700 price range is pretty steep. John Sculley served as Apple’s CEO from (1983 – 1993), see what else he had to say about BlackBerry.
“The challenge is you can’t sell a phone for $700 in most of the world, so there has to be some real rationalization on the device side of the business. If you can strategically separate the device side of the business, it can be under the same ownership, but operationally separate from the enterprise service business, there’s a terrific chance to turn BlackBerry around.”
Stephen Bates, head of BlackBerry’s enterprise business, commented:
“A lot of people trust the BlackBerry platform. I believe the future is bright and BlackBerry is here to stay.”
I would have to agree and believe that if BlackBerry plays its cards right, it can definitely turn around and survive, will take some time.