BlackBerry again with losses – and no BB10 for the PlayBook

Jun

29

2013

BlackBerry again with losses – and no BB10 for the PlayBook

A turnaround is different: While the quarterly loss of $ 84 million decrease compared to the same quarter last year to $ 518 million already significantly smaller, but the last two quarters, there were already seeing the black. That disappointed investors at least as much as the users who were hoping for BB10 for the PlayBook: That is not now but give.
BlackBerry again with losses – and no BB10 for the PlayBook

Sales in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter last year of $ 260 million to $ 3.07 billion, for the black but it has still not been enough. Also, only 6.8 million were smartphones shipped instead of the expected 7.5 million units analysts. The share price in New York was accordingly at 25% down. Obviously it is difficult for BlackBerry to convince potential buyers to their own devices instead of the usual goods with Android or iOS set. In view of the past as a quasi-standard in the business environment a severe setback.

But existing customers disappointed BlackBerry: Has not said at the launch of BB10 that this tablet should also get an update on BlackBerry 10, it was a clear rejection of the today. This might be disappointing, especially for the customers who are one of the tablets had secured a bargain price just because of the announced update – I even almost one of them. While the PlayBook remains – just around 160 € for the version 64GByte still a good tablet – but it has not future. Maybe Thorsten Heins said BlackBerry tablets only when he said that in 5 years no more a tablet would need?

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