BlackBerry CEO asks for patience Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at 3:19 pm. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple BlackBerry has been asking for patience for years now. Canucker Are you sure he didn’t say “pay us in tents”? Odi Kosmatos “BlackBerry will pursue every opportunity to create value for shareholders,” says the CEO.Here’s a novel idea: How about pursuing every opportunity to create value for your customers instead? hoth Was just going to say the exact same thing. Tech companies shouldn’t exists to make shareholders money. They should exists to make tech products. Moeskido And before they were asking for patience, they were spewing trash-talk about a product they couldn’t believe had leapfrogged them.