“Not Dead”: The Full Code Conference Video of Blackberry’s John Chen

John Chen, Blackberry, Code Conference

Asa Mathat


As promised, we’re posting the full videos of interviews from the recent Code Conference.

A new video of one of the many stellar speakers for the event, which took place three weeks ago in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., will go up every day. (You can see a compilation video of the speakers here.)

Today, we feature John Chen, the awfully clever and relatively new CEO of BlackBerry.

“We have a lot of problems,” Chen said in an interview with Walt Mossberg and Ina Fried. “But it’s not dead.” The much beleaguered smartphone maker, in fact, eked out a small profit today, after a lot of troubled quarters.

As you will see from this full video, Chen is certainly lively, in this wide-ranging discussion about the many challenges the company faces: