What do the recent layoffs mean for BlackBerry?

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As end users' preference for Apple and Google devices continues, it spells bad news for BlackBerry. The mobile company recently laid off 250 employees from its New Product Testing Facility, which supports BlackBerry's manufacturing and R&D efforts. According to IDC analyst Bob O'Donnell, this is a particularly troubling sign given that it's a scary area that company hasn't touched before. What do these layoffs mean for BlackBerry? Could we be seeing the final days for the mobile company?

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I hope not. I think they’ve proven that they can be a player in this space. I know people are growing less fond of Apple and this could be a good opportunity for BlackBerry. Yet deep down I suspect they, like Novell, may have lost their mojo and their comeback could be too little too late.

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  • Ben Rubenstein
    I feel like "Are we seeing the final days of BlackBerry" is like the death watch for any number of formerly major newspapers. Its demise is inevitable, but the road may be long. 
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  • Michael Tidmarsh
    Well BlackBerry's 'special committee' changes the game completely now. It only seems inevitable now that the former mobile giant is going down fast.
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