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BlackBerry may have to shrink its way to success

06
Dec
2013

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has his work cut out for him. Jackdaw Research chief analyst Jan Dawson has been taking a look at BlackBerry’s recent revenue trends and has concluded that the company will need to shrink itself even further if it plans to stay afloat. The reason, says Dawson, is that its biggest potential revenue streams — from its mobile device management services, its popular BlackBerry Messenger app and its Machine to Machine (M2M) business — won’t make up for the massive revenue losses it will take from its collapsing handset sales. “The last time device shipments and revenues were at current levels (way back in 2007) cost of sales and overall operating expenses were a fraction of what

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