Open Letter to John Chen

November 5, 2013

CEO
Blackberry

Dear John, 

You did it with Sybase, and I do believe you can do it with BlackBerry; make a company others have written off relevant because it offers the best choice for a defined application.

I addressed a letter to Thorsten months ago and still believe I was on the right track; the "others manage my smartphone" market is under-served, and BlackBerry is in a great position to deliver on that.

It is equally obvious to me that competing for third or fourth in the market will not work. Time to be big and bold.

I wish you very good luck and great success.

Regards,

Larry