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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by anda_skoa on Sat 21st Sep 2013 15:20 UTC in reply to "QNX?"
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And most likely killing QNX in the process. ;)

I find that unlikely. QNX is a separate business unit and doing very well in the embedded sector and in automotive industries.

Recent investments of BlackBerry into QNX, e.g. making it a Tier 1 platform for Qt5, have given QNX as a platform a tremendous boost.

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RE[2]: QNX?
by shotsman on Sun 22nd Sep 2013 08:07 in reply to "RE: QNX?"
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That might be the truth now but I forsee a time not very far in the future where the problems with the parent compnany will drag down the QNX/embedded part of the company no matter how much money it is making.

The only saviour for it (IMHO) is for it to be floated off as a separate company via an IPO that will bring in much needed cash for the ailing company.

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