BlackBerry may be in trouble again following layoffs at its company. According to Amigobulls.com, BlackBerry’s stock could be affected by layoffs within the company in Canada and the United States. The company gave pink slips to 200 of its more than 6,000 person workforce. The BlackBerry Priv Android phone debuted on Nov. 6, 2015, selling out in stores immediately after its release. The phone was in such high demand that retailers like Walmart and Amazon.com had a waitlist for customers waiting to own the Android powered device.
BlackBerry designed the Priv to draw in millennials and bring old customers back. The new specs were the hot topic of tech bloggers and industry analysts. The pricing for the phone starts at about $699, without a contract. The BlackBerry Priv has a 5.4-inch dual-curved screen. The phone offers 32GB of storage. The 3410 mAh battery gives users 22.5 hours of energy. Additional specs include a physical slide out keyboard that is loved by some Crackberry fans. The NDTV reported that the Blackberry Priv will run on Android Lollipop version 5.1.1.
According to MSN Money, As of Feb. 17, BlackBerry stock had an average price of $7.19 per share.
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