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Report: Board splits, product missteps led to BlackBerry's undoing

BlackBerry is trying to save itself by going private in a $4.7 billion deal. However, the road that has led up to this moment in the company's history was paved by splits between board members, poor production execution, especially after BlackBerry purchased QNX in 2010, and a failure to keep up with the changes in the smartphone market, according to an in-depth investigation by  The Globe and Mail.

BlackBerry confirms bleak quarterly results, including $965M loss

As it had warned, BlackBerry posted dismal quarterly results for its fiscal second quarter, including a $965 million loss. The company warned about the results last Friday and on Monday said it had struck an initial and tentative $4.7 billion deal to go private.

Fairfax's Watsa says BlackBerry 'will be successful again'

Fairfax Financial Holdings CEO Prem Watsa, whose company is leading a $4.7 billion bid to take BlackBerry private, said he has confidence in both his ability to get the deal done and BlackBerry's future prospects.

BlackBerry strikes $4.7B deal to go private via Fairfax bid

BlackBerry said it has reached an initial deal with a consortium of investors led by Fairfax Financial Holdings to take the smartphone pioneer private in an agreement that values the company at $4.7 billion.

Can BlackBerry survive as a services company? I doubt it.

In late June 2012, when BlackBerry delayed the launch of its BlackBerry 10 platform until early 2013, I wrote that it might be too little, too late. That sentiment seemed to be confirmed on Friday, when BlackBerry said it would cut 4,500 jobs--around 40 percent of its workforce--and post a nearly $1 billion loss for its most recent quarter. Even more dispiritingly, the company signaled it would shift its focus away from the consumer device market. The question now is: Can BlackBerry survive as a services company? I doubt it.

Report: Former BlackBerry CEO Lazaridis could try to take company private

Former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis is considering mounting a bid to take the company private in conjunction with several private equity firms, according to multiple reports. The reports come on the heels of BlackBerry's disclosure on Friday that it will cut 4,500 jobs--around 40 percent of its workforce--and post a nearly $1 billion loss for its most recent quarter, mainly due to unsold BlackBerry 10 smartphone inventory.

BlackBerry to cut 4,500 jobs, expects bleak quarterly results

BlackBerry said it will cut 4,500 jobs, or 40 percent of its workforce, and previewed extremely weak quarterly results ahead of its next earnings announcement, which is due Sept. 27.

Report: BlackBerry may axe up to 40% of workforce

BlackBerry may slash as much as 40 percent of its workforce by the end of the year in a bid to cut costs as it contemplates its strategic options, including a potential sale of the firm, according to a  Wall Street Journal  report.

BlackBerry unveils Z30 phablet, stays mum on U.S. carrier support

BlackBerry announced its long-rumored phablet smartphone, the 5-inch Z30, but the company, under a cloud of uncertainty as it contemplates a sale, did not announce U.S. carrier partners or availability.

Investors push for BlackBerry breakup

Embattled smartphone maker BlackBerry may be carved up and sold off in pieces, according to the latest reports about the future of the company.   Private equity firms and