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Latest announcements track downward trend for BlackBerry

09/20/2013 04:07 EDT | Updated 11/20/2013 05:12 EST
BlackBerry (TSX:BB) announced Friday it would be laying off nearly 40 per cent of its global workforce, marking a new nadir for a company that's seen its share of ups and downs. Here is a look at some of the numerical milestones for BlackBerry (TSX:BB), previously known as Research In Motion:

Entertainment industry awards: 2 (1994 Emmy for technical innovation, 1999 Academy Award for Technical Achievement)

Lowest stock price: $6.10 (Sept. 24, 2012)

Years the BlackBerry has been in existence: 14 (first BlackBerry wireless handheld device in 1999, first BlackBerry smartphone in 2003)

Years as a publicly traded company: 16

Years in business: 29 (founded in 1984)

Countries in which the company has offices: 36

Highest stock price: $149.90 (June 8, 2008)

Countries in which BlackBerrys are sold: 175

Number of employees cut in most recent layoff: 4,500

Number of remaining Employees: 7,000

All-time high number of employees: more than 20,000

Current subscribers: 72 million

All-time high number of subscribers: 80 million

Projected loss for second quarter of current fiscal year: between US$950 million and $995 million