More woes for the makers of the Blackberry, RIM (Research In Motion) as they’re set to cut 5,000 jobs. Confused? We are a bit too because at the end of last month they said they were cutting 2,000 people in June!
The Canadian firm’s also reported revenue for the three months to the end of May of around $2.8bn (around £1.8bn) - that’s a dip of $4.2bn, so now you can see how tough a mountain the firm trying to climb.
After giving us a sneak peak of their next-gen operating system, Blackberry 10, on May 1st RIM is also pushing back its launch: it was due to come out later this year to capitalise on the back-to-school buying market. RIM’s really struggled to make headway against big smartphone market rivals like the Apple iPhone and various others running on the Google Android O/S. And it’s not fared well when trying to make a name for themselves on the tablet front either.