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]: One less competitor
by Alfman on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 17:26 UTC in reply to "RE: One less competitor"
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+1 Ain't that the truth. It gets so tiresome and yet it never ends. Most threads end up turning into a feud dislodging the whole discussion into a predictable and mindless turf war where everything is viewed in a black and white "us vs them" mentality without regards to common sense. Is there anywhere to go for serious topics without having to tolerate insane fanboy nonsense?

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