BlackBerry Lays Off 250 and PlayBook VP Resigns

by Techvibes NewsDesk

The Financial Post is reporting that BlackBerry has laid off 250 workers in its new product testing facility.

The employees, who supported the company’s manufacturing, research and development efforts, were apparently given notice on Tuesday.

BlackBerry is in the midst of trying to recover a stronger position in the highly competitive smartphone market with its new line of phones and operating system.

In other BlackBerry news today, Techvibes has also learned that BlackBerry’s vice president in charge of the PlayBook tablet has resigned. David J. Smith had been at the company for eight years, and took over the PlayBook project shortly after its release in 2011.

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