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: One less competitor
by Sparrowhawk on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 15:51 UTC in reply to "One less competitor"
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I tried replying earlier but for some reason my post went AWOL.

Anyway, I just wanted to say that I agree with you 100% - I too have a Z10: love it, best phone I've ever used (having come from iOS and having bought Android phones for family members in the past too).

As you say, more variety leads to greater innovation - crowing over the demise of a competitor is an odd thing to do in my opinion.

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