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BlackBerry reports massive quarterly loss, new deal with Foxconn

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Dec 2013 12:17 User comments (2)

BlackBerry reports massive quarterly loss, new deal with Foxconn BlackBerry yesterday reported their quarterly earnings, taking yet another massive writedown and awful results.
However, thanks to a new deal with Foxconn and an expectation that the worst is finally behind them, the company's shares surged 15 percent.

The deal, a five-year partnership with the Taiwanese manufacturer, will initially be for low-end devices that will go on sale in emerging markets such as Indonesia. Unconventionally, BlackBerry will not pay upfront for device components nor will it do its own inventory management, instead Foxconn will take a share of profit on each device and ensure that inventory is controlled.

Additionally, Foxconn will also help develop, design and distribute the handsets.

For the quarter, the company posted a $4.4 billion loss, as smartphone sales were almost non-existent. Overstock of BlackBerry 10 devices led to a $1.6 billion writedown for the quarter, as the company sold just 4.3 million handsets during the quarter, 3.2 million of which were BlackBerry 7 devices, some of which are up to three years old.

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2 user comments

121.12.2013 14:54

seriously...just give it up

224.12.2013 8:38

Originally posted by A5J4DX:
seriously...just give it up

Indeed. This is the slowest death ever.

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

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