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BlackBerry hopes to power internet of things

Indonesia still key market as Canadian company switches from devices to security software

BlackBerry CEO John Chen meeting guests at an Aug. 9 event in Jakarta hosted by the Indonesian Canadian Chamber of Commerce and American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia (Photo by Simon Roughneen)

JAKARTA -- For a decade or so before the market for touchscreen smartphones took off around 2010, BlackBerry's hand-held communication devices were ubiquitous among thumb-jockeying executives trying to keep in touch with the office outside working hours.

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