UpdatedBlackBerry's Classic will launch just in time for the holidays, according to CEO John Chen.
The BlackBerry Classic smartphone is a blast from the past, and the company wouldn't have it any other way.
Canadian mobile maker is over the worst of it, according to a positive staff memo from its chief exec.
Adds stronger hardware encryption for voice and data as well as anti-eavesdropping tech.
Beard will join BlackBerry as COO. He is responsible for the company's marketing, app development and quality control.