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07-25-2013, 01:36 PM #1
BlackBerry Announces More Layoffs
Evidently, the 2013 comeback trail for BlackBerry won't be without a few additional bumps along the road.
The embattled smartphone maker was forced to concede today that another 250 employees are being laid off as the company works to streamline processes and cut-costs even further.
In a statement to AllThingsD, a BlackBerry spokesman confirmed that the company sacked 250 employees working at a Waterloo, Ontario, product-testing facility this past Tuesday.
While no one obviously hoped that the BlackBerry maker would be forced to relinquish additional talent, the job cuts aren't a big surprise either. Disappointing first-quarter earnings told the whole story. And until BlackBerry 10 smartphones finally gain critical mass (and no one is certain that they will) the comeback trail will remain a long and treacherous journey.
07-25-2013, 02:34 PM #2
Apple should buy them when they are cheap to get hold of any IP they have.
07-25-2013, 02:35 PM #3
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07-25-2013, 06:02 PM #5
Good ol Waterloo Ontario. My home town...
Bye bye BB... I admit it too
07-25-2013, 07:00 PM #6
Blackberrys major issue is is current os took far too long to come to market and its handsets are just plain boring and maybe the biggest issue is they have failed to bring app devs onboard
07-25-2013, 07:46 PM #7
Purchase and GUT blackberry.
07-25-2013, 11:09 PM #8
07-26-2013, 06:15 PM #9
Bye bye BB. ---this was inevitable----