BlackBerry dismisses Gartner's advice to customers to shift to other technologies

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 - 2:10pm IST | Agency: ANI

BlackBerry has reportedly hit out at technology analyst firm Gartner’s analysis that the smartphone manufacturers’ customers were becoming increasingly concerned about the sinking company’s future prospects and that they should move to other mobile technologies.

The struggling smartphone manufacturer said that firms using its products do not need to shift to other technologies and the company’s job cuts were part of its strategy to focus on its core enterprise business.

Gartner’s analysis were based on BlackBerry’s financial losses and planned redundancies, but the company said that many of the firm’s conclusions about the potential impact on sales is ‘purely speculative’, the BBC reports.

According to the report, BlackBerry products are used by governments and large financial institutions around the world for secure communications.

Gartner had reported that businesses have up to six months to make plans to switch from BlackBerry to alternatives, as the company confirmed losses of 950 million dollars in the second quarter and is set to be acquired by Prem Watsa’s FairFax Financial, the report added.

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