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: QNX?
by BlueofRainbow on Sun 22nd Sep 2013 23:37 UTC in reply to "QNX?"
BlueofRainbow
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In a worst case scenario, QNX could be packaged and sold as an self-contained entity.

I doubt it will disappear entirely, although we might not see much of it since it is still pretty much a real-time operating system for cars and devices.

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