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More cuts are expected

If you follow the smartphone world, you know BlackBerry is currently staring down the barrel of a loaded gun. The smartphone maker has fallen out of favor with many enterprise customers and its new BB10 devices have failed to catch on with regular consumers.

A source for CanTech Letter is reporting that BlackBerry has axed more than half of its sales force. According to its source, consumer sales are basically "gone" and the enterprise sales force was "gutted" as well.

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Perhaps BlackBerry's Bold Team could help out? [Image Source: BlackBerry]

The source described, "I had twenty guys (from BlackBerry) on BBM from sales, and they have all posted alternate emails on their status."
 
The Wall Street Journal got official confirmation from BlackBerry, but a spokesman would only say, “I can confirm a small number of employees were laid off today.”

BlackBerry recently posted abysmal sales figures, so it's not all that surprising that the company would be instituting layoffs ahead of a rumored sale.

Sources: Cantechletter, Wall Street Journal





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