Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Dec 2013 16:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

BlackBerry's new interim chief John Chen has just got a rude wake-up call: the company shipped only 1.9 million smartphones to retailers in Q3 compared to 3.7 million last quarter, and lost $4.4 billion. Most of the phones shipped were lower-priced BB7 models, and it lost a massive $2.6 billion on unsold BlackBerry 10 devices and other associated BB10 charges. Retail channel sales (of phones already shipped) during the period also showed the scale of the drop in its upmarket phones: of 4.3 million devices sold to end-users, only 1.1 million were BB10 handsets.

I feel terrible for the people working at RIM. This is the news they have to hear just days before Christmas.

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So sad..
by sithlord2 on Tue 24th Dec 2013 16:39 UTC
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I own a Q5, and I really love the device. I really like the keyboard/touchscreen combination. I enjoy this device more than my Sony Xperia which runs Android 4.2.

With the latest update (10.2.1) it can run apk files natively, and it should be quite easy to install the Amazon AppStore for Android on it. This should have been in there from the moment it was released ;)

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