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BlackBerry Cutting More Jobs, Including Device Team

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May 23, 2015, 8:27 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

BlackBerry announced another round of job cuts on Friday, this time affecting those behind making the company's smartphones and mobile applications. BlackBerry did not say how many employees will lose their jobs, nor in which facilities, but said the cuts will reach its operations across the globe. In April BlackBerry said it might close a facility in Sweden, which was responsible for designing BlackBerry's handsets. It's not clear if this new round of layoffs includes that facility, or if those cuts already took place. The company has cut costs aggressively over the last 18 months as it focuses on improving the margins of its mobile device management business. "Our intention is to reallocate resources in ways that will best enable us to capitalize on growth opportunities while driving toward sustainable profitability across all facets of our business," said BlackBerry in a statement. Despite the cuts, BlackBerry said it is still committed to its device business. The company most recently released the BlackBerry Leap, a low-cost touchscreen smartphone.

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May 29, 2015, 8:53 PM


Of ignorants morons.....
Get your facts straight before talk $h1t morons

May 23, 2015, 9:54 AM

Their only hope...

I think is to finally give up on the OS. People still enjoy the designs of these phones but the fact that the OS is extremely limited as compared to Apple, Google, and even Windows is killing them, literally. I think it's time for them to adapt and start making devices that have Android on them. IMO, this is their only shot of even staying in existence.
I'm not sure on the numbers but even then I doubt most people would feel that Windows is killing them even from a software perspective.
Android is no more profitable than Blackberry at this point, just look at all the companies that went all in on Android and are now dying....Pantech, HTC, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, even Samsung is now feeling the financial pinch. It is becoming increa...

May 26, 2015, 2:45 PM


I think the bandwagon has moved on....
RIP Blackberry... 😢
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