Heins tries to calm BlackBerry investors, will seek partners

Facing concerned investors at BlackBerry's annual meeting on Tuesday, CEO Thorsten Heins called for patience and said the company would aggressively pursue partnerships in hopes of putting its BlackBerry 10 software in other devices. Heins also said the company would consider a venture aimed at sharing the financial risks. Investors were vocal following a disappointing quarter for sales of the new BlackBerry smartphones. "This isn’t just the launch of a new product but a whole new platform. While many will judge us on the basis of one quarter of a single product, we are not a devices-only product,” Heins said.

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