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 Soulbender on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 03:52 UTC in reply to "RE: BYOD"
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Not long ago a lot of people would have said that the PC is a disaster for the enterprise space....

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by drcoldfoot on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 13:48 in reply to "RE[2]: BYOD"
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True, but a PC has proven time and again as a multitasking machine that encourages productivity. The PC market has hit it's plateau in growth in the U.S.A. By design, a BYOD consumer Tablet, and smartphone has taken an opposite approach to security, productivity, and multitasking in the enterprise.

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