Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Sep 2013 23:29 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

So, BlackBerry has just announced it's exciting the consumer market, focussing on the enterprise instead. Worse yet, it's cutting 4500 jobs, half its workforce, which is a statistic for us, but a disaster for those involved.

The company sold just 3.7 million smartphones in the second quarter, most of which ran the older BlackBerry 7 operating system instead of the new BlackBerry 10. This means the Z10 and Q10 have been unmitigated flops. Hardly surprising though - even random people such as myself knew BB10 was going to be a hard, if not impossible, sell.

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RE: Surprised?
by hauger on Sun 22nd Sep 2013 01:16 UTC in reply to "Surprised?"
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Is anyone really surprised by this? This has to be one of the longest slow-motion train-wrecks I've ever seen. I honestly don't know how they've remained in business thus far. I wish some corporate raider would go ahead and buy up BB's IP and auction off everything else and put BB out of my misery.


Or, in other words; "Yippee! Less competition! Less consumer choice! Sweet!"

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