No, BlackBerry isn't planning to exit the phone business, despite reports this week.
Reuters published a report Thursday saying BlackBerry "would consider exiting its handset business if it remains unprofitable," quoting company CEO John Chen. Several media outlets, including NBC News, picked up the story.
But Chen denied the conclusion of the report in a company blog post later on Thursday, in which he said his comments "were taken out of context."
"I want to assure you that I have no intention of selling off or abandoning this business any time soon," Chen added in the post. "I know you still love your BlackBerry devices. I love them too and I know they created the foundation of this company."