BlackBerry isn’t exactly in the best position right now. They might have received a $1 billion investment from Fairfax Financial, but apart from that it does not seem to have done much for the company. BlackBerry’s market share is still pretty small compared to iOS and Android, and the company’s competitor, Windows Phone, is definitely playing catchup. In fact we had heard how two of BlackBerry’s phones for 2014 had been cancelled, which could be the rumored BlackBerry Z50 and Q30, the follow-ups to 2013’s devices. Like we said it certainly looks bleak for the Canadian company, but as it turns out, not everyone believes that BlackBerry is doomed and AT&T has announced their continuing support of the company.
In an interview with CNET’s Roger Cheng, AT&T’s CEO, Ralph de la Vega openly announced his support for the company, stating that he believes BlackBerry’s current CEO, John Chen, has a good plan. ”We’re supporting their efforts to continue being a viable supplier.” There have been rumors that carriers such as T-Mobile could be dropping BlackBerry entirely from their lineup due to poor sales, but in any case during times like these, it is good that BlackBerry still has their supporters. Will 2014 be the year of BlackBerrys comeback? We guess we will just have to wait and see.