john-chenJust a little over a week ago BlackBerry CEO John Chen spoke with CNBC regarding the latest earnings call, Foxconn deal and the upcoming low-end BlackBerry smartphone device, today CNBC released some more of the meeting they had with BlackBerry CEO.

According to John Chen, ‘the journey has just begun’, BlackBerry and Prem Watsa chose him as CEO based off his turn around history and long experience in the technology world.


This isn’t the first time I’ve held the reins at a tech company facing challenging circumstances. I’m here to tackle this challenge because I believe we can succeed.

We’ve accomplished a great deal in these last couple months, and we’re positioned for the long haul. We have a strong cash position with more than $3 billion on hand, a renewed spirit, and trusted technology, network and platform.

For more on the commentary with John Chen visit CNBC.