BlackBerry is reportedly preparing for major staff cuts that could reduce its workforce by as much as 40% by the end of the year, insiders have revealed.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, the unnamed sources said the cuts will affect all departments and will be made in waves, with staff having already been told how the cuts will affect them.
This follows a succession of job cuts last year that saw 5,000 employees cast aside as new CEO Thorsten Heins embarked on a major restructuring to reflect the once-dominant company's diminished status.
But with the all-new BlackBerry 10 platform having struggled to make an impact, BB's lack of a Plan B means much deeper cuts are now inevitable.
“Organisational moves will continue to occur to ensure we have the right people in the right roles to drive new opportunities in mobile computing,” was how a BlackBerry spokesman chose to spin the news.
The Canadian firm's latest quarterly earnings report is due out next week, and is expected to show another operating loss for the three months that ended on September 1. That following an $84m loss in the previous quarter, and losses of $646m across 2012.