250 workers axed at BlackBerry
posted by Alan F. / Jul 25, 2013, 6:29 AM
Earlier this month, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins asked his stockholders to be patient as the company continues to roll out new BlackBerry 10 models. The company is expected to launch the BlackBerry A10 in November. The device has been described as being the most powerful 'Berry ever. Leaked pictures and specs have revealed a 5 inch screen with 720 x 1280 resolution, a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. An 8MP snapper is expected on the back of the unit.
Earlier this month Heins told stockholders, "We are still in the midst of a major, complex transition of this company, and like most of these transformations ... progress can be volatile." With that in mind, we could see some more pruning of the employee roster by BlackBerry before the year is out.
source: CTVNews via MobileSyrup
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Should always trim fat from top end first IMO.
posted on Jul 25, 2013, 6:32 AM 4
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That's how businesses should work. It's not the employees that are messing up, it's the upper management that sit on money and they don't know what to do.
posted on Jul 25, 2013, 8:01 AM 2
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Signs of bankruptcy..
posted on Jul 25, 2013, 6:36 AM 2
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People like you should go dig a hole and hide in it.
posted on Jul 25, 2013, 6:49 AM 6
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I hate bb but this might be better for them
posted on Jul 25, 2013, 7:26 AM 0
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What exactly is the point of saying "I hate BB"? in that sentence? It has absolutely nothing to do with your statement of the status of the company. Thats like saying "i love Android but it might rain today".
posted on Jul 25, 2013, 7:33 AM 4
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It looks like Blackberry are really struggling to find a market for their new BB10 OS, which is a shame since it is otherwise healthy competition to the industry stalwarts. It really does seem like the smartphone market is only big enough for a couple of big players since even Microsoft is struggling to gain traction. BB might end up leaving the hardware game at this rate and becoming just a software and services company. It'll be a sad day for the industry if and when that happens.
posted on Jul 25, 2013, 7:28 AM 0
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It's a shame, I had the Z10 for about a week. I loved the phone but the app selection (or lack there of) is a problem. The disastrous quarterly results that BB just released probably wont motivate developers either. I traded the phone in for a Galaxy S4 while I was still in the T Mobile grace period.
posted on Jul 25, 2013, 9:29 AM 0
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