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[2]: Surprised?
by ferrels on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 00:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Surprised?"
ferrels
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You just don't get it. The consumers HAVE made their choice and BB isn't it. That's the way it's supposed to work. If you sell crappy, unwanted products, then you rightfully go out of business. If you think BB is so great, then go buy one of their products and help support them. I on the other hand will invest in competitive products that aren't brain-dead or crippled. The Playbook tablet was a sick joke. Who wants an underpowered tablet that has to be tethered to another expensive and underpowered BB phone just to read their email? Nobody.

And their latest phone offerings are comparable to what I was buying back in 2008. Sorry, but they deserve to go out of business.

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