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WSJ reports BlackBerry may lay off up to 40% of its employees

19 September, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
WSJ reports BlackBerry may lay off up to 40% of its employees - read the full textBlackBerry has hit hard times and there's talk of selling the company (the board is looking into it), even the patent portfolio was apprized to $2-3 billion. Whether or not the BlackBerry board will sell, there will be massive layoffs first as the company is looking to cut as much as 40% of its...

 

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This is sad. BlackBerry should immediately cut off the prices of their flagship phones to get a market share.

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  • 2013-09-23 10:43
  • U@aZ


Moving to OS 10 should came early, it was so obvious that BIS isn't going to life beside android & iphone os, even symbian phone offer web browsing & e-mail service for free, no doubt they ignored the consumers demands, still until now a full BIS package is over 25$, really BB.

And to make things worse all the phones (OS 10)that were released or announced targets the high range, at this point OS 10 should be available for low & mid range as Nokia did with l520, this gives the consumer a chance to try WP8 and increase it's share in mobile market.

My sorry goes for the Employees that lost their jobs for terrible mistakes by upper management.

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  • 2013-09-22 18:56
  • S9e9

Blackberry is living in his philosophy with a locked software only looking for something that pays em is set as the product of em locked that they had 5 years ago and now have all the better for it on their phones because decaying slowly, live freedom free data transfer .

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  • 2013-09-20 15:24
  • JKTr

BB once is the popular smartphones with its BBM features.. Five years ago in my country, every people have BB to communicate each other using BBM.. I also addicted using BBM to communicate with peoples.. Now after Android and IOS become more popular, peoples gradually leaves BB and change to Android or IOS smartphones including me.. Why? Because Android and IOS gives more attractive features while BB is stuck with its hour glass lagging on OS6-7 back then.. It's so sad to see that BB is dying now.. Feel sorry for BB.. Your BBM was a great messenger apps that helping peoples in my country to communicate each other.. Farewell

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  • 2013-09-20 09:20
  • Kg6y

personally I think bb10 OS is good.
they use realtime kernel or something..

it's just bb hardware that way too overpriced.

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  • 2013-09-20 08:12
  • txj3

Another huge company, whose products became archaic in just a few years. Bye-bye Blackberry, you will not be missed.

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  • 2013-09-20 07:37
  • 3Stb

> In reply to Mr. R Sole @ 2013-09-19 11:23 from MVg6 - click to readWhy do you care if BlackBerry stays or goes? If you don't like BlackBerry don't buy it. Personally I sure hope they manage to pull through so that there will remain an OS for people like me who wants something different to Android, iOS or Windows.

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  • 2013-09-19 23:30
  • q{C9

> In reply to S2S3S4 @ 2013-09-19 14:11 from t7wL - click to readme too. i was so disappointed with the bb9900 that i went back to iOS after leaving iPhone for a blackberry 9000 and then 9700, which were monsters.

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  • 2013-09-19 23:02
  • j8wI

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-19 17:50 from XMFb - click to readVery True!
Need to undertake the losses instantly.
Facebook/Real Assignment Services

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  • 2013-09-19 19:49
  • y@ZD
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What about Android mate?

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  • 2013-09-19 19:07
  • GT0A

blackberry is going down and become ash, even no one gonna buy the company...now i think nokia just lucky sold to m$

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  • 2013-09-19 17:50
  • XMFb

blackberry is going down and become ash, even no one gonna buy the company...now i think nokia just lucky sold to m$

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  • 2013-09-19 17:43
  • XMFb

take it easy guy, I understand what you are going through you want them to survive just like other people in this site.

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  • 2013-09-19 17:42
  • NugV

they may lay-off 100% of their staff soon, no-one is buying anything sold by rim/blackberry, as usual they are 3 years behind what the world is doing,their out of date kit is very expensive, not very good, and has a crud os that needs loads mkre work on it.
they have been greedy pigs for years, rested on their laurels and thought bbm would always save them, time to wake up boys, just in time to die.
you deserve it, the ugliest phones ever, and some of the most pricey.
bye bye blackberry, you where rubbish.



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  • 2013-09-19 17:35
  • LaTB

they may lay-off 100% of their staff soon, no-one is buying anything sold by rim/blackberry, as usual they are 3 years behind what the world is doing,their out of date kit is very expensive, not very good, and has a crud os that needs loads mkre work on it.
they have been greedy pigs for years, rested on their laurels and thought bbm would always save them, time to wake up boys, just in time to die.
you deserve it, the ugliest phones ever, and some of the most pricey.
bye bye blackberry, you where rubbish.



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  • 2013-09-19 17:08
  • LaTB

alicia keys..you failed!

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  • 2013-09-19 17:05
  • RYcK

better to partner with microsoft and gain some 3rd competitiveness on market

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  • 2013-09-19 15:04
  • th9G

quality design phones and trash operating system = close the company

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  • 2013-09-19 15:03
  • th9G

Thats what you get by avoiding innovations. one big example is their FRONT FACING CAMERA. They only decided putting it this 2012 haahha.

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  • 2013-09-19 14:44
  • K7fG

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