1. beowulf101's Avatar
    09-23-15 02:46 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Kinda inaccurate.. kinda accurate.

    The moves come as BlackBerry further pares back some of its non-core teams in the region. Sources familiar with the matter said that BlackBerry last week laid off roughly 200 staff on its hardware and design teams.

    "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 a spokeswoman for BlackBerry in an email.

    The sources added the moves come after BlackBerry has completed all major hardware and design work on its widely anticipated new handset, code-named Venice. The device is widely expected to arrive in November and run on Google's Android platform, but come layered with BlackBerry security and productivity features.

    BlackBerry, which is pivoting to focus more on software as it outsources more of the work around its hardware, declined to comment on the device.
    The hardware and design team didn't solely consist of Venice designers.
    09-23-15 02:49 PM
  3. howarmat's Avatar
    09-23-15 02:50 PM

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