BlackBerry On The Rebound? 10 Hopeful Signs

2. Emerging Markets

One of Chen's most notable accomplishments is hammering out a five-year manufacturing deal with Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn to make affordable handsets for emerging markets. The idea is that BlackBerry will cede the handset battle in mature markets and instead focus the company's attention on selling Foxconn-made entry-level Z3 handsets in emerging markets such as Indonesia, China, Latin America, Africa and India. In those markets consumers are not hooked on iPhones and Google Android handsets.

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