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BlackBerry stock freeze amid billion dollar losses and 4,500 job cuts

BlackBerry stock freeze amid billion dollar losses and 4,500 job cuts

BlackBerry shares ceased trading today, with the stock frozen as the struggling Canadian company announced 4,500 job losses and plans to "refocus" on enterprise and prosumer customers rather than the mass market. The decision to hold stock, which had dropped 2.4-percent on Friday, comes as BlackBerry predicts a huge operating loss in fiscal Q2 of between $950m and $995m. The company will announce its official financial results for the most recent quarter next week.

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BlackBerry planning up to 40% staff cull insiders claim

BlackBerry planning up to 40% staff cull insiders claim

BlackBerry will cut as much as 40-percent of its staff before 2013 is through, insiders claim, with several thousand people facing redundancy as the Canadian smartphone firm attempts to coax profit from its ailing business. The mass scale trimmings will impact all departments and are expected to come "in waves" sources told the WSJ, though BlackBerry has declined to comment on the speculated figure.

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BlackBerry chasing November sale insiders claim

BlackBerry chasing November sale insiders claim

BlackBerry is hunting a fast sale for its troubled business, targeting a deal before the end of November this year, sources close to the negotiations claim, with a shortlist already put together of possible suitors. "Preliminary talks" have already been held by the company, the WSJ reports, with a sales process that is expected to begin imminently, though there's no guarantee that a new owner interested in BlackBerry will actually be found.

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T-Mobile BlackBerry 10 handsets may soon be ‘direct ship’ only

T-Mobile BlackBerry 10 handsets may soon be ‘direct ship’ only

Another day and another bit about how BlackBerry is suffering. This latest deals with BlackBerry 10 and T-Mobile and assuming this all plays out as the rumors are suggesting -- it looks like the carrier may soon begin pushing the Z10 and Q10 smartphones to the side. Coming by way of the CrackBerry user forums, one T-Mobile employee is telling a story about how the carrier is moving BlackBerry 10 devices to direct ship.

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BlackBerry 10 loses Morgan Stanley upgrade commitment insiders claim

BlackBerry 10 loses Morgan Stanley upgrade commitment insiders claim

One of BlackBerry's highest-profile enterprise wins for BlackBerry 10, international bank behemoth Morgan Stanley, will reportedly freeze plans to upgrade over concerns that the Canadian smartphone firm lacks resolve in the OS. The brokerage firm will instead stick with its existing BlackBerry 7 phones, two sources tell Bloomberg, having become wary of BlackBerry's recently confirmed exploration of "strategic alternatives" announced earlier this week.

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BBM Android and iOS user guides suggest launch imminent

BBM Android and iOS user guides suggest launch imminent

While the BlackBerry brand may not be doing as well as they'd hoped with the launch of BlackBerry 10 and the devices it runs on, an impending BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) app for iOS and Android still appears all the rage. This app has been announced for both Apple mobile products and Google's Android, but no final launch date has been made official. Today's leak of a couple of user manuals - one each for both of the platforms - suggests that the launch of the apps may be nearby.

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BlackBerry Z30 outed in leaked hands-on video

BlackBerry Z30 outed in leaked hands-on video

We've been hearing a lot about BlackBerry's rumored A10, which has recently been dubbed the Z30 after getting an unofficial name change. We've seen photos of the new device, but a hands-on video of the device has been leaked, and it marks the latest time that we're seeing the Z30 in all its glory inside moving pictures.

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