BlackBerry cuts Waterloo and Florida workforce, including significant BlackBerry 10 & Devices staff [Update]

Douglas Soltys

February 5, 2016 12:44pm

MobileSyrup has received multiple reports that over the past two days a significant number of BlackBerry employees at the company’s Waterloo offices have been laid off. Multiple sources with knowledge of the company and the Waterloo region place that number close to 35 percent of BlackBerry’s total workforce in the area.

With best estimates placing approximately 2,700 BlackBerry employees in the Waterloo region, this leaves the layoffs around 1,000 employees,  a number MobileSyrup has heard from multiple sources. These sources indicate that the company’s BlackBerry 10 and Devices teams were the hardest hit, the latter losing approximately 150 employees.

Waterloo isn’t the only city hit by BlackBerry cuts in recent days. A Sun-Sentinel report today states that the company has let the State of Florida know it will lay off 75 employees in the city of Sunrise this month.

While BlackBerry CEO John Chen expressed a commitment to BlackBerry 10 in a blog post as recently as January, comments from BlackBerry’s senior director of product management in Asia Pacific, Damian Tay, painted a different story two weeks ago: “The PRIV device is essentially our transition to Android… The future is really Android. We went [there] essentially for its app ecosystem.”

BlackBerry also shut down its ‘Built for BlackBerry’ certification program for BlackBerry 10 apps last month – the latest in a series of steps incentivizing a move a way from native app development.

BlackBerry reported its fiscal Q3 2016 earnings in December, posting a loss of three cents per share on revenue of $557 million.

The company released a statement confirming the cuts, but declined to say how many people were affected:

“As BlackBerry continues to execute its turnaround plan, we remain focused on driving efficiencies across our global workforce. This means finding new ways to enable us to capitalize on growth opportunities, while driving toward sustainable profitability across all parts of our business. As a result, a small number of employees have been impacted in Waterloo and Sunrise, FL. It also means that BlackBerry is actively recruiting in those areas of our business that will drive growth. For those employees that have recently left the company, we know that they have worked hard on behalf of our company and we are grateful for their commitment and contributions.”

Update: The company has released an updated statement with more specifics about the Waterloo-based layoffs.

As BlackBerry continues to execute its turnaround plan, we remain focused on driving efficiencies across our global work force. As a result, approximately 200 employees have been impacted in Canada and Florida. For those employees that have recently left the company, we know that they have worked hard on behalf of our company and we are grateful for their commitment and contributions.”

Related: Creator of BBM out at BlackBerry as company sheds more talent

  • Jonah Emery

    Makes sense. With Android their OS and apps are developed for them.

    • casey

      They still do a lot of development on android for their devices as well. All of the security and skins will need to be developed in house. While not as much work as a full fledge OS, it’s still a lot of work.

    • It’s Me

      More in some ways. Trying to properly secure Android to BB’s level will be a challenge and other key features, like the hub, take extra work to get their working properly on another OS.

    • Andrew English

      I see to recall that John Chen has said something along the lines that the phone market isn’t really where BlackBerry wants to be. They wan’t to be more in the security application side with BES. BES is still far more secure than any other mdm solution available on the market today. I think one day we’ll see BB either licensing vendor to make BB devices or BB just becoming a software company all together and not making any hardware.

    • ELLAS

      Regardless of the companies direction, devices is still available major revenue generator for them. It’s too bad JC has no clue how to make an sell phones.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      He’s really good at demos.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      And you’re good at being a sad sack..

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Damn these layoffs sure have you pressed.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Damn BBRY sure has you pressed….right lost puppy dog?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      So you’ll do Demos from now on?

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      So you’ll get a life from now on?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Stick to the article coach

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      your mom… ya dumb fuq

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      My mom doesn’t care about ChenBerry.. So she’s got no interest.

      So who’s going to run media demos them coach Mikey?

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Your mom too busy givin’ it up for food stamps?

    • ELLAS

      Android is a major downgrade from BB10. Android is the companies future, BB10 is.

    • Eastvanfan

      It’s too late, BlackBerry made the classic error of not understanding consumer behaviour and where it was going with Smartphones. Little marketing done and people simply thought of BlackBerry as being the old BlackBerry phones which had that circling dial of death.

      It’s too bad because bb10 is a very good OS but if people don’t buy it because they can’t see it in marketing anywhere other than online bb10 is really on its last legs of the product cycle. It’s main customers are government.

      I have a Priv now and enjoy having apps that just work and notifications for various apps that show up on time because it doesn’t go through the android runtime.

    • Crashpoint

      Yup.

      I remember when BB had the 2nd largest market share in phones. They sat there and let Apple and Google take it all. What they should have done was outsource their hardware to Samsung, LG, and HTC, and just focus on software, like Google did with Android. I just read yesterday that BB accounts for less that 1% market share in the US. Its too late for them.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Marketshare is meaningless….they just need to make money on hardware.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Yeah and at 0.5%, can’t go much lower eh???

    • Heatfan316

      Typing with one hand again? Let me guess? Your 4 inch rod is in a fleshlight right now……

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      4 inch? More like .4 inch

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      So cute watching you two work in unison.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      You fantasizing?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Doubt it.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Don’t doubt it in the least….

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Clown #2 shows up.. HeatGirl.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      What is your excuse shiiiiiitbag?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      It’s an article on the web. Have a problem with that?

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      A BlackBerry article that you followed me to because you’re a pathetic dooosh

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      This article has you chapped.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      BBRY’s existence has you chapped

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Stick to the facts HeatGirl

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Look at this sad l@ser following me around like a lost puppy.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      What’s a l@ser? Just spell out laser coach

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Look in the mirror

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Don’t see any laser….

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      No… but you do see a l0ser

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Sure thing laser.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Cool story l0ser

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      You want a loser or a laser?

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Shocker…. Kirfturd is in the house and here comes his hubby..

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      So… Loser or laser???

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      You’re definitely a l0ser… stay pressed

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Loser or laser????

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Wanna metal?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      So…. Which one Coach?

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      A metal or medal? Which one ya ignorant fuq?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Still pressed.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Still pathetic

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Still AstroTurfered

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      *yawn* sure thing RE-PETE

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Is HeatGirl putting you to sleep?

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      You typing one handed?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Nope….

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Definitely

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

    • Ski Baron

      BB always had great products. They fell victim to slick marketing and clandestine negative marketing by Apple (trolls). Android just kind of came up the middle in the mean time.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      “I think everyone loves BB0, we just don’t have the apps….”

      -John Chen, GoogleBerry CEO

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      “I’d wouldn’t be here so much but I don’t have a job or a life”

      -SUXDIX 2.1

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Damn this hit your crew and pretty hard didn’t it Mikey?

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Naaaw… sorry bro, I don’t work for BBRY

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Surrrrrrrrre you don’t

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Speaking of work, the unemployment office closed today?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Ask HeatGirl, he knows.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Ask Ronan the Plunger aka HeatGirl.. Taco Bell just fired him.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      At least he had a job… you’re an unemployed doooooosh

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      He does.. He’s across town at Subway v

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      And your a broke diik unemployed loser.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      *you’re

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Awwwww..spelling police dooosh. Whaaaa whaaa

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Cool story dude

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Whaaaaa whaaaaaaa

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Another cool chapped story

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Shouldn’t you be sleeping? You know.. resting up for your big day under Timmy’s desk tomorrow…

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Just calling a spade a spade

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Just calling a dooosh a doooosh

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      So thing now make them GoogleBerry?????

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Get a life bro… you’re pathetic

  • Ali F.

    I wonder how an employee could be productive in such an environment. I would never stay for a minute if I were to be working at BB. I say it and my daily driver is BB q10, a very nice device. Too bad, we lost WebOS and now BB10.

  • St. Misery

    Come on JC, just make if official already, tell us you’re killing off any further development of BB10 devices and software. Let the carrier firesale begin. Shame about all those Canadian jobs lost.

    • AppleBerrySandwich

      The jobs are high paying ones too – really painful for Waterloo. All we seem to get in Ontario these days are more McJobs.

    • St. Misery

      I think I’m gonna skip having kids, since it’s almost a guarantee there will be no good jobs left for them. I’ll stick with dogs, it’s totally acceptable for them to be unemployed and broke.

    • Surveillance

      We now live in a generation where we need to teach our children to not want to look for a job upon completion of their post secondary education. Their only hope is for them to look for employees, instead.

    • Andrew (Toronto)

      @St. Misery, it’s a sad but true reality. I know of a major company that is relocating it’s entire design and engineering team to a low cost country. People in North America foolishly thought that people in these lower jurisdictions could only manufacture things and that we were the only one’s who could be creative and innovative. I never saw the logic in that belief given that we all have the same brain and with the Internet, exposure to all things global. I don’t know what else we have left to offer once all design and engineering goes overseas.

    • deltatux

      Seeing how 20,000 jobs were added in Ontario for the past 12 months, the numbers aren’t bad. Certain companies are being hit, but other sectors in the IT industry in this province is still booming, security is a huge field right now. They may not make headlines but there’s still a huge tech industry in Ontario.

    • ELLAS

      Nobody is killing off BB10. That’s just nonsense. The moment BBRY announces an exit from hardware, the company would die . Horrible death.

    • truth4you

      And then you woke up from that dream. Cuz hating exists in the minds of cheap a$$ android fans.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      That’s true bro.

  • gommer strike

    Is there is any “unofficial” BB10 development on the side? Similar to say, Android’s XDA community?

    • It’s proprietary and closed source, so no.

    • dpeters11

      And a Blackberry won’t load an OS that doesn’t have a valid signature. It’s part of the “root of trust”.

  • FishTire

    Would love to convert my Z10 and Z30 to Android

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      So does DaDS c

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Cry moar?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      He’s mad

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      You’re pathetic

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  • Rumble and Sway

    What is this? The fourth round of layoffs since Chen became CEO? ROTFL!

    I don’t know how anyone in their right mind would work for this company when you gotta figure your a*s could get canned at any time Chen feels like trying to boost his cash flow on the backs of his staff. In addition the guy is being less than honest with investors and devoted Rimtards as to the status of BB10 but if true, then this story pretty much confirms that it’s on its last legs and should Priv not do well, the entire handset business here could finally fold which is long overdue in my opinion.

    Bottom line is that Chen is just another greasy insider who made promises to his staff that layoffs would end after 3 years of that prior to his tenure. It’s only gotten worse since he took over and meanwhile you got the likes of insiders such as James Yersh selling 34000 shares at the height of the pump in December for a near $500,000 profit.

    This company is disgusting.

    • Columbo

      ” ROTFL!” – only a tool like you laughs when 1000 people lose their jobs. Didn’t read the rest of your post.

    • Rumble and Sway

      It’s not funny but let’s be honest, this company is a clusterfûck.
      Furthermore Chen has been decimating the staff here even worse than before he took the reigns. You’ve been an apologist here for sometime so not surprised you react to my comment on that manner

      It should be more like LOL@Columbo because truly pal any right thinking person can see the writing on the wall here who isn’t a fanboy.

    • John Peters

      I guess you missed the part that said although they’re cutting in some areas, they’re hiring in others. Probably meaning less hardware, more on the software. But yeah, they’re cutting because people didn’t buy their phones. People are all talk, they say they like to support local but then go out and pay $1K for a Chinese slave-made iPhone.

    • Rumble and Sway

      What good is it to hire if you’re firing huh? I mean seriously. Why not retask some of these people instead of handing out pink slips while simultaneously advertising new positions they’re looking to fill? It makes employees who are in this for a career feel like they’re being taken out to the curbside like trash. It’s typical corporate idiocy.
      Even those new hires shouldn’t feel as if their jobs are secure which is why I said no one in their right mind would want to work for this company given the insecurity and regular layoffs that go on here every 4-6 months.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      While I agree that layoffs aren’t ever good, you do realize that you just can’t “repurpose” people … at least without a long timeline and investment in retraining. BBRY doesn’t have that luxury.. so instead of retraining Bob the hardware guy to Bob the software guy, they just lay him off and bring in Steve who is proficient in the job and can hit the ground running.. But it isn’t all doom and gloom because BBRY is just adjusting its resource pool… they aren’t downsizing to downsize…

    • Andrew English

      For starters the people they let go are lifers. Lifers make more money than the new people they will hire to fill new positions. I guess you don’t know how bigger companies work.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      I guess you didn’t know what your talking about considering they seem to reallocating resources.. not trying to dump experience well paid employees for cheaper inexperience employees to save a few bucks. This is how i’ve explained it to others.. if you own a restaurant and employ 5 people to manage the salad bar full time… if the salad bar stops being so popular or you decide to reduce the amount of time the salad bar is available, are you still going to keep paying 5 full time people? In a perfect world, you’d repurpose a few of them… in a realistic world, you’d likely have to lay off a couple of them.

    • Joshua Hernandez

      I am assuming you are not familiar with the high tech industry at all. You’re not retraining “Bob” to perform a new process. You’d be asking “Bob” to learn a new coding language and then on top of that acquire experience with that language. Hence the need to shed people that aren’t qualified to make room for those who are. In this case, they are most likely shedding BB10 staff who are unable to transfer their skill sets to Android development.

      As to your other claims, if Chen hadn’t laid off thousands the company wouldn’t be around at all so take that into consideration as well.

    • gommer strike

      To be fair, BB’s made today are done by Foxconn, the very same company which assembles iPhones(they also perform PC assembly for many other OEMs too).

      It’s essential to have your assembly outsourced in order to cut costs for BB. Your criticism of Apple is fine, but let’s not forget that Apple just happens to be among the more visible names amongst Foxconn’s extensive list of customers.

    • Andrew English

      Chen has said before that he doesn’t seem BB as a hardware company. They have only kept the hardware side to date because its generated needed revenue. Now that they found a new toy to generate more revenue quicker why should keep throwing money into something that most people don’t want, aka BB10. One day we’ll see Chen’s vision, BBRY being nothing more than a software company that only makes software.

    • Rumble and Sway

      Nonsense. Chen has made all sorts of contradictory statements about this. Going back to August he said that if they didn’t make money on hardware they’d have to seriously think of getting out of the business. Then he states they’ll only make one device per year instead. Then he states if the Priv doesn’t do well they’re out of hardware altogether. Then in November he states he’s NEVER getting out of hardware and going to release more phones in 2016.

      The guy is all over the place and clearly has no direction. He’s throwing mud at the wall to see what sticks. That’s it that’s all.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      And that couldn’t be the tech media quoting him incorrectly or taking his comment out of context….because that NEEEEVER happens. SMH

    • keepitreal

      You mean the 4th round in 12 months: May, July, September, February.
      Interesting they got rid of Floridians since the company is American run. Not surprised about Yersh and his timing is probably good. Standard cronyism operating procedure is to get rid of all previous regime and hire only buddies from HTC, Ericsson, SAP and Sybase, yet somehow he survived into the Prem/Chen era: he must be well connected and therefore knowledgeable.
      Prem needs $17 just to break even when he dumps his 10% stake (or $14 if he converts debentures to a 15% stake), meanwhile the mercenary managers Prem created are just waiting out the clock and talking the talk. The EMM Forrester Wave report suggest to me BB won’t be victorious against Air-Watch, IBM, Microsoft etc.

      It’s sad to see career executives created by Director and investor Prem Watsa tear down what is now a Canadian company in business address only. Justin Trudeau did an August photo op with them.

  • AppleBerrySandwich

    Still love my Z30 but clearly BB is moving to Android 100%. Will look at the Priv in the summer – looks pretty good. No interest in Apple.

    • Rumble and Sway

      No doubt you’re looking to pick it up at the Staples bargain bin by the summer.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      I thought you were here for intelligent discourse until i read this… troll? much?

    • Rumble and Sway

      Truth hurts doesn’t it. The great defenders talk how great these phones are but won’t pay the full price. lol Real Defenders of the Faith you are.

    • Andrew English

      BB 10 sucks. I used to own a Z10 and a Passport, and I work in a field that these two device fit quite comfortably but I felt it was time for a change like millions of other before me have felt. Don’t get me work I have had a BB since the day they were blue, I even had a MiKE BB back in the day, and I loved it. But realistically BBRY isn’t really putting much effort into their devices, and I understand with John Chen really wanting BB to be more of software security company than a hardware one. I don’t really like PRIV for it’s design, it reminds me of the other old school cell phones that had keyboards that flipped out…one step forward two steps back for BBRY with the PRIV. Maybe the next Android phone will rock, lets hope it comes out before the Samsung S7 Edge Plus hits the market.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      BB10 sucks? Really? Why? Because it doesn’t have a vast selection of fart apps? Because it doesn’t look like someone ate a bag of Skittles and threw up on it like iOS does?

    • Rumble and Sway

      Your hatred is showing and that’s why you have no perspective on this.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Hatred of what? People trolling BBRY?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      It’s awful

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Your life?

    • Joshua Hernandez

      To each his own regarding phone choices use what pleases you is my moto. Give praise where it’s due, the hub is something unique to BlackBerry devices and gets better by the month on the Priv.

      Android patches are being released to the Priv at the same place as they are to Nexus devices so I’d say BlackBerry is still committed to devices.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Sorry we aren’t Apple fans that would pay anything Apple asked… some of us like to get the best value for our hard-earned dollar. That being said, I don’t think the Priv is as extremely overpriced as some claim… I’d like to see it maybe 50 bucks less… but I think is in the ballpark of where it should be.

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  • mahoganyheart

    How did they expect to survive with the pricing of their current flagship phones. BB made the switch from business to consumer focus, but never really entice the buyers with their price. $399 for their phone on a 2 years contract!!! I wanted to get their phone, but not at that price.

    • Rumble and Sway

      Typical arrogance. That’s how. A hallmark of this operation.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Well, considering carriers are the ones that essentially set the contract pricing, stupidity seems to be a hallmark of your operation..

    • Rumble and Sway

      Really? How does the carrier set the price on BB’s website eh? Carriers have no part in setting the price of the unit outside of the contract and that’s the ridiculous part

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Considering MH’s comment was about 2 year contract pricing.. my comment was valid. Yes, BBRY’s prices on shopblackberry are on the higher side but they are still on par with the Edge and the iPhone.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      you do realize that the carriers essentially set the price of the devices… not BBRY. Granted, BBRY has a part in it by how much they charge the carriers for their devices… How much is the Galaxy Edge for a 2 year contract with your carrier? My guess is probably pretty similar to the Priv…

    • mahoganyheart

      You’re talking about samsung, a company that’s been an android powerhouse since four or 5 years, and that have more devices to choose from, and comparing it to BB, which has only 1 Android device for the first time. You can’t be selling your device at that price point and expect success.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      What does that have anything to do with their pricing? It isn’t like the Priv is the very first handset they’ve ever made… they’ve been making handsets long before iOS and Android were a reality.. and I thought Android was Android minus the security and BB10 elements that BBRY injected into it…. so why should they charge less than 500 for it?

    • Joshua Hernandez

      100% agree. MicroSD, Hub, stock android, secureboot are all features that deserve a premium. However yes, not all will want to pay this premium.

    • Joshua Hernandez

      Unfortunately it took BlackBerry forever to finally release a consumer worthy phone such as the Priv so they had no choice but to charge a premium for it else investors would force them to sell the handset devision.

      Look for two more android phones from them in 2016, one being at a lower price .

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  • Are they with stupid?!?!?! They want to shut down the most secure and best Smartphone OS?!?!?! Android is garbage! Such i****s!!! ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????

    • Rumble and Sway

      Because they aren’t making money on it buddy. It’s a dead business line and has been for over 3 years now. They should’ve done this long ago however instead of jerking investors, users and employees around.

    • If they would have done better marketing, BlackBerry 10 would do better. And Chen told his commitment for a few days, wow, what’s going on there 🙁

    • Rumble and Sway

      The problems around BB10 pre-date Chen’s time with this company. If you want to blame someone you can put it squarely on Lazaridis. He didn’t believe in the app revolution and refused to put out an SDK for developers. Once he made that decision the OS had nowhere to go but in the toilet which is what we are seeing today. Just plain arrogance and stupidity but that’s been the hallmark of this operation for so long you can’t expect much else.

    • Raj Singh

      Sh tty deal for a company that invented email in your pocket.
      Titans fall.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      It’s awful!!!

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      BBRY already has spent the money getting BB10 to where it is… dumping it would be like dumping a perfectly good car that you bought last year because you ride the bus to work now…

    • Joshua Hernandez

      Yes true. May keep it going under one hardware config such as the Passport to satisfy department of defense contracts.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      That would be fine with me… I love the Passport and BB10 so I don’t need anything else.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      It’ll be a GoogleBerry next Coach.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Too bad you don’t have either

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Too bad you don’t have a life

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Yawnnnnnnn

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Thought so..

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Pathetic

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Looking in a mirror?

    • Joshua Hernandez

      Lol so keep clinging to your bb10 till it turns to dust. Believe me i lived bb10 to on my old passport but you have to move on

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  • rick

    Shame really. I’m watching BB and Android closely though. Wish they’d go AOSP route as that would give them more control over their offering I think while still getting the benefit of Android. A BB10 device running AOSP and BB’s versions of email/calendar/contacts (not GApps), I think would be very interesting.

  • Mo Dabbas

    Sad to have more Canadians loose their jobs. I thought only the mining and oil sectors is suffering, now I’m seeing all sectors are in hell. Hope Canada gets out of this economic crisis fast.

    • It’s Me

      These layoffs aren’t related to the Canadian economy. In fact the low dollar should help exporters like BB and it has also stimulated a but of a hiring blitz for US tech companies with dev shops up here. These layoffs are strictly because of BB’s performance and their transition to Android.

    • Eastvanfan

      What’s lost in this entire discussion about BlackBerry,whether we like them or not anymore is that they created Silicon Valley North, thousands of people and hundreds of companies have started, grown, and helped build Kitchener Waterloo into a tech hub employing thousands Into the high tech world.

      We may not like them but they’ve created something that endures in Canada and other global companies ie. Google Canada, Apple, have noticed and setup high paying jobs there.

      Most of these BlackBerry employees laid off will likely find jobs in the area.

    • It’s Me

      Pretty much agreed. Apple isn’t here though.

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  • Raj Singh

    Wow. Terrible but inevitable news given the market share of their operating system and associated software.

  • Sean-Paul

    Saddened to hear this news. Was really hoping and pulling for BB10. But left it when they went Android on the Priv. It was a great BB. Thanks for the memories

  • Raj Singh

    Sh tty deal for a company that invented email in your pocket.
    Titans fall.

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  • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

    I love how sites like this spread FUD about BBRY and then publish a little “update” at the bottom of the article instead of getting rid of the misinformation in the title and body of the article altogether. All anyone sees is “significant BB10 staff cuts” and “1000 people let go” … IF they get to the bottom, they’d actually see that only 200 people were actually laid off.

    • Rumble and Sway

      Only 200 huh? Yeah. Thats on top of the hundreds of others this Chinese clown has canned since he took over more than 2 years ago. Wouldn’t be surprised its over a 1000 so he can cook his books and show some extra cash to the money men.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      1. No need to be a r@cist.

      2. So with revenue declining, what would you have done? Keep running with high overhead costs while continually taking in less and less revenue until you burnt through most of your cash balance?

      3. A huge bulk of Chen’s compensation is tied to BBRY’s stock price… so why would he try to jack up the company and lose out on millions?

    • Rumble and Sway

      What is being r@cist? He is in fact Chinese isn’t he? And yes, a clown in my view.

      With revenue declining its time to revisit the entire notion of being in the BB10 handset business and that was something anyone could’ve saw more than 2 years ago. Instead he cannabilizes his staff and makes contradictory statements on hardware which only sends more confusion in the process

      Chen will walk away with tens of millions in compensation no matter how this company performs and that’s the bottom line. He’s not being paid a huge salary granted but his options expire in 3 years so he’s got it made. There is in fact one executive whose name escapes me however that was a recent hire who is pulling in $18 million in compensation of which nearly all of it is salary versus stock.

      Sorry. But this company is a joke and nothing it has done is defensible in the least. The excuses I read are the same that have been used for over 3 years now.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Why bring up his nationality in the first place? Does it support your argument to call him a “Chinese clown”? And a huge chunk of his compensation is tied to stock option… which if the company is truly in the toilet, won’t be worth a whole lot… and if the company is so terrible, why are you commenting on an article about them?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Doesn’t matter where he’s from Coach.. A crappy CEO is a cramp CEO. Right Lazzy?

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      “cramp”? Cool story…

      Ps. Yeah, you’d do much better with that dogsh•t customer retention plan..

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Grammar PD to the rescue.. Dooooosh

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      It was actually spelling ya ignorant fuq

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Spelling PD on high alert, big guy.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Naaaaaw…. not hard to figure you’re dumb as fuq..

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Coming from the comment coward

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Cool story doooosh

    • Twan Tran

      Fact: he is a US citizen. Fact: you are a raci$t a..

    • Rumble and Sway

      Oh really? Fact is he was born in Hong Kong you TWAT and citizenship has little to do with ethnicity. I suppose your Canadian citizenship means you aren’t Vietnamese EH?
      If I was a r@cist I could think of a dozen names one could call someone from China but as it stands he is Chinese and a clown and so are you.

    • Heatfan316

      Yeah, you tell’em Donald Dickhead…..

    • Rumble and Sway

      You see my profile photo so you can take this reply the same way.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      I take it that you haven’t provided an intelligent response as to why Chen’s ethnicity is pertinent because 1. It isn’t. 2. You lack intelligence or 3. All of the above.

      My money is on number 3.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Wow HeatGirl, getting all tough here.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Wow…. doooshbag, typing one handed here.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Always use two, thanks for the concern

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Doubtful… but you iPhone is a joke so I can see why you’d need two.

    • dannyR

      If Chen were Smith, and he came from England, would calling him an ‘English clown’ offend you? Did you see his ridiculous Priv promotion vid?

    • Rumble and Sway

      Yeah. I might call him a limey.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Why bring his race or nationality into the discussion at all? And by “promo vid”, I assume you are talking about the interview he did where he fumble with the device. Yes, I saw it…. it was painful…but people make mistakes… he was on camera and is the CEO not a product guy..

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  • SmartOneBC

    Blackberry 10 is already EOL just like the playbook all over again.

    I sold all my blackberry phones for next to nothing, z30, z10, classics and went back to iOS..

    Not sticking around for another crap show known as the priv.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      BB10 is EOL? Weird because I see BBRY still working on 10.3.3 and 10.3.4. and publicly expressing their commitment to BB10.

    • SmartOneBC

      “Maintenance release” they’re no longer developing the OS. Open your eyes…

      Commitment is arrogance BB10 is EOL. Sure the OS will be around, they won’t officially say it’s dead. They’re sitting on a load of stock plus still have to sell them to the corporate environment.

      If they’re so committed to BB10 where is the new hardware? Classic is an OLD device already..

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  • Russ Hanneman

    So which is it? 200 employees or 1000?

    Is MobileSyrup a tabloid?

  • Russ Hanneman

    Sad but true folks. A colleague of mine who works there told me about this in advance. He said that employees were not even notified through letters or email regarding the layoffs. Instead the company set up industrial-grade speaker systems in the parking lot and played the song LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR through them and also through the internal PA system.

  • MoYeung

    More job loss in Canada…

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  • Jo

    And we still see BB 10 being so ridiculously broken… Do they even have one PR person left?!

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  • dannyR

    Every time this company comes to a fork in the phone-road, these days it drives right down the middle.

    Traffic has gone past you, Mr. Chen, to the right or to the left and you’re light-years behind. Get the price down, and get rid of the keyboard. And don’t pull another dumass rabbit out of the stupid hat. You’ve got another mobe ready? Good. This is your last chance, if the Priv hasn’t blown it already.

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  • NOYB

    Blackberry phones went out with high button shoes they are a relic and ancient. I would not waste my time buying one when new and better iphones and Galaxy’s have taken over the market. Galaxy phones are by far the best as they come. Getting a job in Kitchener and Cambridge is a joke there is way too much competition and way too many insecure people thinking you are going to steal their jobs. Thank goodness I moved out in the boonies off the grid and started my own successful business. I like working for me better.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      BBRY devices are ancient? Good to know you’re still stuck in the 90s in the “boonies”

  • ELLAS

    Basing none fact multiple reports as truth. LOL
    Really?

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  • Matt

    Probably not a great idea to be buying any BB10 devices now. Cause BlackBerry will be shutting it all down shortly and then your BB10 device will be obsolite and be a paperweight.

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  • Tootall

    Do you think it is more to make room for employees of other companies that they just purchased? Somewhere do the chain there had to be a correction. Pick the best talent of all the companies to make one and get rid of the non productive or doubled up jobs.

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  • Twan Tran

    Mobile Syrup where i****s come for gossip instead of news. How the hell do you get from 200 layoff to become 1000? You pull that number out of your a…?

    • dannyR

      It’s normal and acceptable journalism to base articles on reliable sources; it’s up to the news service to dynamically re-weight ‘reliability’ based on subsequent official announcements, in this case BB’s belated statement, vaguely worded, on 200 employees ‘impacted’.

    • Twan Tran

      Reliable source? Well, there is sucker born every minute.

    • Rumble and Sway

      Yeah and you’re one of them,

    • Twan Tran

      “As a result, approximately 200 employees have been

      impacted in Canada and Florida.”

      Reads this, comprehends it and reports back. It’s a very simple sentence. Most first grade students will have no problem so I am sure with a little effort, you can do it. Come on, try!

    • Rumble and Sway

      Man you are one dumb dude you know that. I mean my God. The way your mind works you’d think these were the only layoffs this company has engaged in since Chen took over. Unbelievable how you can’t wrap that simple concept around your thick skull.

    • Twan Tran

      Still can’t comprehend. Hmm, this is harder than I thought. You are stupider than a first grade. Hey, I want to nominate you for a new reality show. It’s called “Raci$ts are dumber then the first grader.”

    • Eastvanfan

      Yes, I rarely come to the site for articles and generally wait a day for the actual facts to come out.

      The retraction or edit is a poor excuse of hiding the fact they left the wrong information at the top.

    • Rumble and Sway

      Approximately 200 employees. lol Yeah, Typical obfuscation from this company.
      Fact is that more than 1000 people have been canned here since the Chinese buffoon took over more than 2 years ago. That’s the bigger picture here, not just one story over yet another round of layoffs.

    • Twan Tran

      So this article about since John Chen took over or about the current lay off? Fact is you are too stupid to know the difference.

    • Rumble and Sway

      Fact is that the company is continuing to retrench and using employee layoffs as a way to boost cash flow when the quarter shapes up to be less than ideal. We’ve seen this before and you’d know that if you were capable of seeing the bigger picture you TWAT

    • Twan Tran

      Fact is you are too stupid to know any better! Dumb a$$

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Bingo!!

    • Rumble and Sway

      Fact is you’re an i@iot who has little clue about this company or its past. You seem to think one story and whether its 200 or 1000 employees is the issue when in point of fact the issue is the CONTINUING LAYOFFS to generate much needed cash and also that flies in the face of Chen’s previous statements about BB10 and hardware in general.

    • Twan Tran

      Article’s title: “BlackBerry cuts Waterloo…”

      Notice the ‘s’ after the verb cut. That means present tense. It’s not past tense. It’s not past perfect tense either. That concludes our “English As a Second Language for raci$t, bigots” lesson for today. Don’t be late for your cross burning celebration!

    • Rumble and Sway

      Youre incredibly ignorant Twat Tran you know that. You’re so stupid and unable to make an argument you resort to calling people r@cists and attempting to narrow the focus of the story when it fits into the bigger narrative of ongoing job cuts here which affect real people and real families.
      Oh and I don’t need an ESL lecture from someone like you who likely wasn’t even born here and where English isn’t your first language.

    • Twan Tran

      Oh, the irony. A raci$t born here needs lesson in English from me. Well, it’s not the first time. Raci$ts are not the brightest one on the block.

    • Rumble and Sway

      The only irony I see is someone like you attempting to teach English to a native speaker while playing the r@ce card because you’re unable to articulate a position worthy of debate.
      People making unfounded accusations of ‘r@cism’ because they can’t win an argument on their own are the real dummies in this world.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Here is a little Business 101 for you:

      1. A company’s revenue has to be higher than its expenses or it will burn through any cash (assets) it has on its balance sheet or it will eventually go bankrupt.

      2. This mess started long before Chen took over as CEO.

      3. For someone that supposedly hates BBRY so much, you suuuure do spend a lot of time here.

    • Rumble and Sway

      Thanks for the lesson Coward but the fact is that if this company can’t generate sufficient revenue to pay its bills from its product lines it needs to seriously reconsider being in business as a standalone entity to begin with.
      How much cutting do you think they can do before they hit the wall huh? It’s like selling all the furniture in your house to make the mortgage payment. Once its gone so is the house. I don’t need a ‘lesson’ from you when you have nothing new to offer.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      I see you still aren’t grasping the concept of “scaling back the company”. That okay… someday you’ll figure it out… just like you figure out why it is r@cist to call out Chen’s ethnicity in an article that had absolutely nothing to do with it.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Yeah because Lazzy as white and did a stellar job.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      You still mad your daddy doesn’t love you?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Poor baby, always defensive about his loser company.

    • Heatfan316

      Look at your username name, stupid!

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      And you’re here…. like the sad mentally ill l@ser you are

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      More racism? Cmon clown…the more you “open your mouth”, the more ignorant you get. I should have known you were a tr@ll given your private commenting history.

    • Rumble and Sway

      LOL A r@cist? Now I know you’re getting desperate. Since when is calling someone a “Chinese’ r@cist? He is in point of fact Chinese, unless you care to dispute that and my view of him as a ‘clown’ is a personal take on his performance as CEO to date.
      Oh, and your comment about my posting history being ‘private’ is rather laughable considering how Rimtard fanboys like you like to to talk about privacy and security as being a hallmark of using the products.
      I guess that doesn’t apply to anything else though huh? You hypocrite.

    • Twan Tran

      So to you his ethnicity is more important than his citizenship? So you are implying that he’s a second class US citizen? You know, a wise man (me) once said:”If you are a fool, close your mouth.”.

      It’s not as wise as Mark Twain but certainly wise enough for people like you!

    • Rumble and Sway

      Ethnicity has nothing to do with citizenship and where did I suggest he was second class citizen? EH you dummy?

      I think you better follow the advice of your own dictum Twat rather than continue making a fool of yourself the more you post

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      I’m still waiting for a good reason as to why his ethnicity is even remotely pertinent to the discussion. Oh, and what does keeping your financial private have to do with a tr@ll like yourself hiding behind a private account? Not even remotely the same but keep flailing away…

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Dude, relax

    • Heatfan316

      Shut up! Too bad you didn’t get error 53, of course you’re still using a 4s so it wouldn’t effect you.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Dude, get a life

    • Rumble and Sway

      I never said his ethnicity was “pertinent” to anything except that he is Chinese and a corporate clown. It’s you and your buddy Twat that opened up that debate and ran with it because you two îdiots have nothing else to argue about when it comes to this company.

      The last desperate gamble of the weak and ignorant. If I had called Chen a “chįnk” or something along those lines then you could call me räcist but really all you’re doing is playing stupid games to change the channel from the real issue how this clown has actually failed to turn anything around here and how it’s come at the expense of a lot of jobs since he took over. The shareholders continue to suffer. The employees suffer. But the insiders walk away with generous payouts. Same old song and dance here

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Again, you fail to comprehend. Chen’s ethnicity has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the discussion… yet YOU brought it up. Had you just called him a clown, nobody here would be accusing you of being a r@cist. And I’m not sure what you aren’t getting about Chen inheriting this mess. It isn’t like the company was doing amazing before Chen took over and has tanked since.

    • Rumble and Sway

      I didn’t bring nothing up you îdiot. I merely stated he was Chinese which is a point of fact. I’d do the same if he was Irish, German, Japanese,Russian, Egyptian or whatever.
      It’s you and your determination to discredit my points about his performance and this company by labelling me a rãcist which is pathetic and immature.
      Just because I disagree with you about Chen doesn’t mean I have a lesser view of him based strictly on his ethnicity. He’s a buffoon whether he’s Chinese or not.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Awwww… sounds like someone is getting mad. You are so thick, it is almost sad… it is one thing to just call him a clown… it is another to bring his ethnicity into it and then play it off like you did nothing wrong. You may not have been trying to be r@cist… but it came off that way… and the fact that you don’t realize why is rather disturbing. As for your assessment of Chen, you obviously have a negative opinion without regard for the fact that he was thrown into the situation. Frankly, I laugh at people like you… the best armchair CEO on the Internet. The reality is, you’ve probably never had a real job much less have experience as the CEO of a global multi-billion dollar company.

    • Rumble and Sway

      “You may not have been trying to be r@cist… but it came off that way”.

      About sums it up don’t you think. It’s dangerous to make assumptions as you and that Twat Tran did.

      As far as Chen goes it doesn’t take 25 years in business or an MBA to fire a whole lot of people to boost cash flow. Furthermore my criticism of him goes behind just that and into the realm of a guy that has contradicted himself on several points relating to the focus of this company in hardware especially. This news flies in the face of his past statements that BB10 would continue to be supported for one and speaks to general lack of direction here. Why the need to lay off more staff if BB10 would be viable going forward as he’s stated? If not then why obfuscate and bullshît people stating the OS is viable? This is what makes him a buffoon regardless the mess he inherited. He’s been CEO for more than 2 years so we are beyond the point of passing the buck to his predecessors anymore.

      Armchair CEO you say? Ha! I’m willing to bet my left nut I and probably a few others on this forum could do a better job than Chen. That’s another fact

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Whatever floats your boat bro… you STILL haven’t gave me a good reason why bringing up his nationality was even necessary (or pertinent to the discussion). And a company does just magically get better after a year or two and all of its previous issues have gone away.. Chen took over a cr@p job and is doing what he can to turn the company around.. you may not like how he speaks, what he says, or what he does… but he’s an experience executive that has turned a company around in the past.. and you, well, are just a clown that tr0lls an article of company that you claim to have no interest in.

    • Rumble and Sway

      Whatever pal. We will never see eye to eye about this company so we should probably leave it there. And Chen is a Chinese buffoon with excuses from people like you getting long in the tooth.

      At least you admit it was a crãp job. That’s because this is a cråp company.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      “And Chen is a Chinese buffoon” still sticking with the racial epithets.. and the company is cr@p yet you’ve been here the last 3 days… SMH

    • Rumble and Sway

      Yeah you’ve been here too. Engaging me at every turn. You on th company payroll by any chance? lol.
      Or maybe you own shares and are still underwater as usual

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      I’m not the one talking isht about the company, am I clown? Didn’t think so… you unemployed by any chance? LOL

      Or maybe you’re on the Apple payroll..

    • Rumble and Sway

      Since when are these boards about talking happy horseshît about a company? You’re an apologist for this piece of shît.

      “Mwaaa Chen took over a cràp job”

      “Mwaaa the company was a mess when Chen took over”

      “You’re an armchair CEO without a job”

      This Chinese buffoon has been CEO for more than 2 years so when is going to be responsible for the decisions here huh? After he leaves? With his fat option payout??
      It’s a wonder you can hold a straight face and defend this. Typical Canadian clown who probably made similar entreaties during Nortels spectacular fall from grace.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Aaaaw… truth hurt? Sounds like you’re gonna start crying any minute (if you haven’t already). Do you sit on blogs and trash other companies you don’t like either? Pepsi? Toyota? Must be tough to be unemployed and have no life…

      Ps. Sorry to burst your bubble, but I’m not Canadian.

    • Rumble and Sway

      What truth? The truth that this company is a joke along with its defenders?

      And this company isn’t Pepsi or Toyota. It’s a piece of shît that lost nearly all its market share 4 years ago and offers products no one wants or really cares about

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Yet you’re STILL here doooosh… and have been non-stop since this article was posted. Sound about right?

    • Rumble and Sway

      And what are you doing here dôuchebag? Protecting your investment. Or maybe your job since Chen hasn’t canned your a*s yet. lol

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Hahahahah yeah, you mad. Right tr0ll? Naww.. I don’t have an investment in BBRY nor do I work there… but keep dreaming… when you aren’t spending time being a r@cist clown and tr0lling articles about a company you don’t have any interest in.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Cool story dude…..

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      *yawn* so freakin’ lame

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Wow, another cool story. You’re full of them coach

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Sure thing RE-PETE

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Keep going cool story doooosh

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      RE-PETE… you mad?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      I don’t get mad tough guy

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Suuuuuuuure you don’t…. suuuuuure you don’t.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Another cool story brought to ui my the chapped coach

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      “to ui my..”

      Speak English ya dumb fuq

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      More cool stories…..

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Awwww…RE-PETE the dumb fuq

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      More cool crap from the garbage man

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Yes Chen pays him weekly, usually in cash.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Timmy pay you daily under his desk?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Another cool
      Story

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Another trolling
      L0ser

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Loser or laser ??????

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Medal or metal?????

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Laser

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Metal..

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Cool story

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Lame arse story… as usual

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      He’s upset

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      You’re pathetic

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      At least I’m not pressed and chapped.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      You’re both… right dumbfuq?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Keep trying dude.. Keep failing

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Story of your life biiiitch

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Look in the mirror trailer park

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Awwww… double wide.. don’t cry

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      …….

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Kirfturd, is that you?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Lame…..

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Thought so..

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Cool, and lame story

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Take a seat

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Ok.. I’m sitting already, what next coach??

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Owned!!!

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Pathetic!!!!

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Ownnnned biiiitch!!!

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Wrong again

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Naaaaw… oooowned biiiitch!!

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw….try again!

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Awwwww.. RE-PETE

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw….try again Loser

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      RE-PETE… you’re back!!!

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw….try again doooooosh

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      RE-PETE.. you’re back!!

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again Faghole

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Awwww… you’re mad.

      Ps. You calling your hubby again?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again doooosh

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Awww… someone is mad.. right RE-PETE?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw… try again Loser

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw….try again Loooser,

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      You’re back RE-PETE

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again Mike

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Your back Marty McDumbfuq aka RE-PETE

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again like

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again TPT

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw… try again …?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again CM

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Cool story RE-PETE

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again Coach Nelson

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw… try again!

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again Mikey

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw….try again

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      No need… owwwwwned!!

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw….try again Trailer Park

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      RE-PETE… you sad fuq

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again Doooosh

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      No need RE-PETE fuq

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again Park

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw….try again garbage man..

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Is that your next job?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again Laser

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw… try again …!

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Owwwwwwned!!

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again ,

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw… try again

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naw…. try again

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Owwwnnnnnned biiiiitch!!!

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again MN…

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Cool story Marty McSUXDIX

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw… try again Park

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      nope..Naaaaw…. try again

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw… try again Looooosrr

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Glad to see you so pressed Michael

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Thought so Marty Kirfturd

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      This has you chapped big time.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Your husband? Or your multiple accounts?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      No husband, one account… Next

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Naaaaw….try again

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw….try again…..!

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      No need RE-PETE

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      No need RE-PETE

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      RE-PETE, you still here dumb fuq?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw… try again Trash

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again y

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      No need RE-PeTe

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw… try again Coach

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Lame
      Lame
      Lame

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Pathetic
      Pathetic
      Pathetic

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Pressed
      AstroTurfered
      Chapped

      I miss anything?

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Yeah… you getting a life

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Blah blah blah, keep trying pressed chapped AstroTurfered loser

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      You getting a life?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Got one… Next

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Doubtful

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Job Mikey, job.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      You don’t have one, your point?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Trash

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Apple products?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      What surrounds you.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Your double wide surrounds you..

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw….try again

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Is that you RE-PETE 3.0?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw….try again dude

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      No need RE-PETE biiiitch

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Later..Naaaaw….try again

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      No need RE-PETE

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again Doooosh

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again !

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      No need RE-PETE biiiitch

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw….try again trash….

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      No need RE-PETE 3.0

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again Bioooootch

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      No need RE-PETE 3.0

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again coach

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again !!

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw… try again .!

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again KJ

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      KJ? Speak English fuqstain

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again KY

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Nice edit fuqstain

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw… try again Doooosh

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw….try again Doooosh

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      No need RE-PETE.. we know it is you

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      No need RE-PETE.. we know it is you

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Coach Naaaaw…. try again

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw… try again Dooooosher

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again K

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Sure thing RE-PETE

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw… try again..

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw….try again

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      No need RE-PETE double wide

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again laser

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      No need RE-PETE.. wanna metal? Huh dumb fuq?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again Laser

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw….try again…k

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Is that you double-wide?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again Loser

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw… try again ,

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again Mm

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      “Mm”? WTF RE-PETE.. calm down before you explode.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw…. try again Trailer

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Naaaaw… try again mn.

    • Rumble and Sway

      \\-

    • Twan Tran

      Here is some information for you, raci$t mor0n.
      John S. Chen
      Born
      July 1, 1955 (age 60)
      Nationality:
      American / British (by birth)

      His nationality clearly stated that he is an American so why is that you call him “Chinese buffoon ” ?

      Answer: To the raci$t, you have to be white to be an American. Conclusion: Rumble and Sway is a stupid raci$t !.

    • Rumble and Sway

      He was born in Hong Kong you mor0n. What part of that don’t you understand? Plus he has a clearly defined Chinese accent.

      Why don’t you take a break you îdiot. You clearly have no idea what you’re talking about. If you asked him directly I’m sure he’d tell you of his Chinese descent.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      1. What the fuq does it matter where he was born or what his nationality is?

      2. So if I’m born in the US but acquire an Australian accent from living there for 20 years, does that make me Australian?

    • Rumble and Sway

      Why don’t you ask your buddy Twat Tran since he started this r@cism nonsense

      FYI if you you were born in the US you are American which is precisely the point mor0n. Chen was born in Hong King which last time I checked was/is part of China.

      Actually you should really just shut up since you also have no idea what you’re talking about

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Actually dumb fuq, it was me that called you out for being a r@cist… and you STILL haven’t given me one good reason why his ethnicity is pertinent to the discussion.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      He is proof that you can’t fix stupid.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      That really applies in your case

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Speaking of stupid…

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Pot —> Kettle

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Awwww.. truth hurt?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      You should be asking yourself that exact question… Coach

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      No need diiiickhead

      Ps. You under Timmy’s desk all morning and come up for air?

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      More M4M talk, you should just find yourself one.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Naaw… no interest.. plus, I’ll leave that for you since you seem to be so obsessed with it.

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Pressed

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Pathetic

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      I’m sure you keep a Costco sized jar of Asprin close at all times.

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Naaaw…. but I’m sure you keep a barrel of KY next to your bed.

  • Twan Tran

    “With best estimates placing approximately 2,700 BlackBerry employees
    in the Waterloo region, this leaves the layoffs around 1,000 employees,
    a number MobileSyrup has heard from multiple sources. These sources
    indicate that the company’s BlackBerry 10 and Devices teams were the
    hardest hit, the latter losing approximately 150 employees.”

    What kind of writing is this? 1000 lay off and yet the hardest hit is losing 150 employees? How does that make any sense? In age of the internet, any mokey with keyboard is now a reporter.

  • buttposter

    This is what you get when you have a CEO who publicly says your products have no future.

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  • Trump

    This is sad. I feel for those who worked hard on those projects and BB management ultimately failed to get ahead of the market. Must be very frustrating.

    • Twan Tran

      You are in the work force? This is nothing. Thing like this happens every day. There’s not loyal from companies to employees anymore. I see it too often to even care. Sad but that’s reality of today. Read any offer letter lately? All of them now contains “employment at will” clause.

    • Trump

      I work on oil so it’s a different industry but that clause about Employment At Will is unbelievable. Completely ridiculous really.

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  • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

    So it is a ChenBerry or a GoogleBerry now?

    Let the debate begin…

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      So it is that you have no life or you’re mentally ill?

      Let the debate begin…

    • BBRYSUXBALLS_2.1

      Soooooo… GoogleBerry or ChenBerry??

    • Whaaa Whaaaa Flagging Cowards

      Sooooo….no life or mentally ill??

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  • Techguru86

    Besides the Passport and half decent Z30, they never made a great bb10 device, ho are you supposed to get people to buy your products when your Q5, Q10,Z10 and Classic are okay but nothing great ?