BlackBerry +1.4% AH after Chen talks at Code Conference

|About: BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY)|By:, SA News Editor

"I'm quite confident that we can save the patient," says John Chen (BBRY) during a Code Conference talk. He gives himself an 80% chance.

Chen also reaffirms BlackBerry's commitment to its struggling phone ops - "I will be able to create a lot of value for our shareholder even without handset business, but I can create more with the handset business." - and says his company is nearing the end of its massive restructuring.

Interestingly, he declined to comment when asked if BlackBerry would be making Android phones.

When asked if he's the most qualified person to run BlackBerry, Chen didn't mince words. "Am I the most qualified? No, I'm the only one they could find."