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BlackBerry will cut 4,500 jobs, lose almost $1 billion in Q2

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BlackBerry will cut 4,500 jobs, lose almost $1 billion in Q2 - read the full text In line with yesterday’s WSJ report, BlackBerry announced that it will cut 4,500 jobs as part of a plan to reduce its operating expenditures over the next year. Furthermore, the struggling Canadian company is expected to post a loss of almost $1 billion in the fiscal Q2 of 2014. The...

 

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> In reply to Tayyara @ 2013-09-21 15:06 from 33Zb - click to readBB10 can run all android apps

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  • 2013-09-21 16:30
  • rJ42

Blackberry days are longgone now,the world belongs to samsung,htc,pantech,lg and why not: iphone

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  • 2013-09-21 16:19
  • A2r}

Blackberry should cut the prices of Q10 instead of cutting the jobs, or give a quality and features worth the price.

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  • 2013-09-21 16:01
  • X}Bq

Business wise these guys used to be good, the old OS used to be average, 2 major things made them fall, ( kind of, Apps, and freezing, I am a blackberry user, i used Blackberry more than 7 years, I hate that black clock which appears most of the time, i also hate that fact that i cant download apps, no need for games, it's a business phone, but at least they should give some useful business apps,and for free.....we expected more from the OS10, but lot's were shocked, this is not what we were waiting for....to bad .....I think its a bit late to rise again, Android and IOS are conquering now, followed by Windows, and soon Jolla .....new rider on the road

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  • 2013-09-21 15:06
  • 33Zb

Maybe RIM should consider CUTTING THE PRICES, a Q10 costs more then iphone 5, at this prices, the consumers will always go for iphone 5& samsung s4 ....

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  • 2013-09-21 14:48
  • LaCv

hey guys my bbm is working on my s4 try it i am in uk
http://www.smaboy.com/forums/viewthread/2300

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  • 2013-09-21 14:24
  • 39xZ

Too bad :( that qnx based os is so much more interesting than the android hackjob.

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  • 2013-09-21 14:13
  • pdHP

Should have stuck with buttons and simplicity, like the days of old, when bankers used their phones instead of kids in schools on bbm.

A major fall from grace with no help from themselves to hinder the fall.

Things they could have done to not fail as hard as they did.

1. Create mammoth phones, one thing that blackberry do is make crap phones with crap software, if they'd make a solid handset then theres one problem gone.

2. Benchmark the crap out of your crap software. One of the major reasons why bb owners are so unhappy is because their software fails so hard, it simply isn't a very good OS, making it a rock solid OS with very few errors is a must.

3. When you made the playbook, why on earth didn't you add a sim tray? So that people who didn't like the phones could get the tablet and get bbm without having to have two phones? Sales for the playbook were absolutely dire, mainly because it wasn't a very good tablet, but also because a sim tray was missing meaning that you had to have a bb already to enjoy any of the features, such a fail.

4. I can think of many, but in all fairness what I would do now if i had bb as a company, just either go with android as an OS, or freelance the software at a fiver a head for a month. I know literally hundreds of people who would pay for that, not to mention all the bb owners looking for a new device, would be great for android and any other OS who gets the app, if not them all.

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  • 2013-09-21 13:53
  • 98Hh

> In reply to jack aussie @ 2013-09-21 05:09 from uExx - click to readI'm currently using blackberry playbook (2010):

http://www.gsmarena.com/blackb...ook-3830.php

which is allways makes me frustrated! its always lag as hell even it is dual-core. last time when I opened wifi app then I swife screen its doesn't close or even manage it. even I shut it off by drainning the battery then I charge it and then open it again the wifi app is still there! then I go to the shop and they told me that they need to format it. I will not ever buy a blackberry again! I hope they shut down because they don't care about there costomers.

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  • 2013-09-21 13:20
  • UNA6

Goodbye Blackberry... never liked your product since day one. So much of hype... R.I.P.

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  • 2013-09-21 12:34
  • DBAh

> In reply to buangka @ 2013-09-21 10:21 from v0qN - click to readThis might be true, but is it worth paying all the extra money for?
I don't think so.
BB survived on companies with their devices.
But those companies are now moving toward android and or iOS, because its cheaper.
Well... If they would start using android and overlay it with RIM, or atleast make a solution for better compatibility, then they still have a chance to survive.

Fingers crosses...

For me personally, it wont matter, because I love android, and this is not near as good as android in my oppinion.

I still wish them goodluck!

-iKristiaan

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  • 2013-09-21 12:22
  • M{Vq

Well,

I guess its time to start waving our hands towards BlackBerry.
I still encourage them to start making android devices, but if they keep using RIM it will be over soon.

-iKristiaan

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  • 2013-09-21 12:18
  • M{Vq

im an android fan but personally i think if bb had more apps it would pull in so may people

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  • 2013-09-21 11:54
  • myQ2

what they need is lower their prices...theres nothing wrong with their products....beautiful OS and quality builds are there already.

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  • 2013-09-21 10:26
  • v0qN

Blackberry OS is way more beautiful than Android OS...

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  • 2013-09-21 10:21
  • v0qN

Innovation is key to success with right marketing, make sure you dont have TROJAN HORSE like Nokia had, else you will get sold to some big shark like MS.

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  • 2013-09-21 10:16
  • XNts

ur bbm for android suck... find a way of repairing it.

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  • 2013-09-21 10:00
  • NugV

it's the real shinking ship.

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  • 2013-09-21 09:12
  • wcY}

This people are, why did they remove BIS on these new blackberry, cos people are not gonna buy these Z10 all this new phone. Cos they just the same as the other phone, nothing is special about blackberry now, cos they took away BIS. What is yo selling point now blackberry? Stupid move I must say. I'm running to Android. Bud I'm still gonna keep my Bold 9900 thou. Its the best ever

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  • 2013-09-21 09:07
  • 3sE3

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