worse than that, they introduced BB30 and no one noticed.... the media seems more excited/resigned to the death of blackberry at this point than seeing a comeback.
North America was not a launch region for the Z30. Don't blame the media for that one.
And what about the timing? Why would BlackBerry release the Z30 during iPhone launch week? It makes no sense whatsoever.
4500 ppl/families lost their income today.
Thorsten Heins is cutting jobs to make BlackBerry more attractive to potential buyers. His golden handshake from sale of BlackBerry could surpass $50 million if he plays his cards right. Check out his Employment Arrangements
as President & CEO (which "describes the termination benefits that Mr. Heins would receive under the terms of the 2013 Heins Agreement in the event he leaves the Company under various circumstances"). If you want to talk about families losing their income then focus on this BlackBerry proxy filing.
Oh, and don't forget about Thorsten's compensation to date for leading BlackBerry to this point of utter failure - over $20 million by the end of 2013.