Tuesday, July 26, 2011

U.S. smartphone maker RIM in crisis: Blackberry manufacturer fires 2,000 employees

The strong competition from Apple's iPhone and Android phones will cost jobs at Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM). Would have to go 2,000 employees worldwide, said the Canadian company on Monday. The affected employees were informed this week off. They should receive compensation. RIM had announced a month ago, a job loss, but without giving details.

Now, the group said that 17,000 people should end up still remain. The management is turned upside down. Premarket the already battered shares fell by more than one percent and cost just $ 28 - that's close to the five-year low. The Canadians are one of the pioneers in the booming smartphone, but they had only half-heartedly joined the trend and multimedia features.

Instead, Blackberry sat next to a keyboard and relied on his special e-mail service that the company had once made large. RIM had recently cut its profit forecast.

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