BlackBerry (BBRY) is set to report fourth quarter and full-year results on Friday, but the beleaguered mobile communications company is hoping to change its narrative to software from mobile devices.
BlackBerry contends that there are no significant gaps in its software portfolio due to the integration of recent acquisitions, according to Reuters.
However, the firm did acknowledge that more efforts are required to boost its software offerings into healthcare and automotive industries as well as sectors it hopes will power future growth.
"The bottom line is: BlackBerry is a completely different beast than it was a decade ago," CCS Insight, a consulting firm, IT analyst Nicholas McQuire said. "However, it still needs to educate enterprises, particularly prospects in markets outside its core regulated footprint on the 'new BlackBerry'," he said.
Shares of BlackBerry closed lower on Wednesday on heavy trading volume.