It seems things are not going very well with Blackberry. The company has reported losses through 2013, and now there’s another bad news for the company.
Andrew Bocking, executive vice president for BBM is no longer with the Canadian OEM. The news which surfaced as a rumor was also confirmed by the folks at Blackberry, but the exact reason is still unknown.
There’s no word about the reason and we don’t know whether he left or was fired. One source of BGR said that Blackberry let him go as the company plans to move BBM into the enterprise unit. It also says Andrew Bocking was unhappy with Blackberry to such an extent that he replaced his personal phone with an Android phone rather than the company’s own Blackberry device.
Another source told BGR that he wasn’t fired and was approached by a competitor, making it a “big loss” for the Canadian company as BBM is one of the most popular things left when it comes to Blackberry.
The folks at BGR also received the official confirmation from Blackberry stating, “I can confirm that Andrew Bocking, EVP, BBM has made the decision to leave BlackBerry. We thank him for his years of leadership and contribution.”
Either way, it’s a loss for the company who’s struggling to make an impact in the smartphone market dominated by Android and iOS devices.