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Blackberry Starts Laying Off Employees

July 11, 2012

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It is really sad to see that one of the earliest smartphones are no longer in demand. I personally like Blackberry and am still using it but unfortunately the company couldn’t cope up with their competitors like Apple and Android.

RIM posted a huge loss for its Q1 2013 fiscal quarter. The company reported a $518 million loss on a revenue of $2.8 billion.

The new anticipated Blackberry 10 devices which hoped to bring out the company from loss has also been delayed to next year.

RIM has no option but to cut jobs and it is anticipated that a total of 5,000 jobs will be cut in order to save$1 billion in operating costs.

Layoffs have already been started. This is one more big blow to the dire state of current economy.

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Most Wanted Smartphones in US

April 30, 2011

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Smartphone market keeps changing very frequently. According to The Nielsen Company’s monthly surveys of U.S. mobile consumers from July-September 2010, the new smartphone buyers are very clear in their choices – 33% wanted an iPhone, 26% wanted Google Android and 13% wanted RIM Blackberry.

But the recent survey for Jan 2011 – March 2011, revealed that things have changed. Now 31% want to buy Android phone, 30% want iPhone and only 11% want RIM Blackberry. 20% of consumers have not decided which one to take.

The dynamics of smartphone market is already converting to sales. Almost half of those surveyed in March purchased an Android device. 25% said they bought an iPhone and 15% picked Blackberry.

Now to talk about the current market share of smartphone users: As of March 2011, 37% of smartphone users have an Android device, 27% have an iPhone, and 22% have Blackberry.

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