By | April 18, 2017



Canadian mobile company sold just 5 lakh phones globally in the first fiscal quarter
Nafas Wali
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The smart phone BlackBerry, the Canadian mobile company sold just 5 lakh phones globally in the first fiscal quarter – down from six lakh in the previous quarter – reporting a $670 million loss which is its biggest loss in over two years.On Friday,told financial analysts during a conference call.although much of the loss was down to restructuring charges, sales also fell to $400 million, down 39 percent on a year earlier.,” CEO John Chen BlackBerry said,at during conference,”I really, really believe that we could make money out of our device business.Last year, BlackBerry tried to revive its handset business by launching Priv smartphone running Google’s Android operating system (OS). However, early sales figures have been disappointing.”The device business must be profitable, because we don’t want to run a business that drags onto the bottom line,” Chen said at BlackBerry’s annual meeting. “I don’t personally believe handsets will be the future of any company.”Chen said,”Our software business continues to achieve scale and traction, resulting in robust growth and increasing market share.”BlackBerry and HCL recently announced its partnership Infosystems to expand the channel and distribution network for BlackBerry enterprise software products and services in India.In India,”by working with an established partner like HCL Infosystems. we aim to create growth for our partners while giving our customers wider access to our leading suite of enterprise solutions with world-class support, helping organisations advance their mobility strategies,” said Richard McLeod, Vice President, Global Channels at BlackBerry, in a statement.Black berry is not just WhatsApp that decided to end support for BlackBerry OS 10 services by the end of 2016, Facebook too is leaving the BlackBerry platform after announcing recently to discontinue support of its application programming interfaces (APIs) for BlackBerry.Download the Gadgets 360 app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with the latest tech news, product reviews, and exclusive deals on the popular mobiles. Download here,


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