At the start of 2013, BlackBerry still seemed eager to make a comeback as it prepared to launch the first BlackBerry 10 phones. The flagship touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 crashed and burned at retail, however. Twelve months later, the company is on its last legs.
After considering splitting the company up and selling it off, BlackBerry’s directors abruptly scuttled a plan to go private in November, as they sacked CEO Thorsten Heins and numerous other executives while offering no clear vision for the company’s future. But hey, at least you can download BBM for iPhone and Android now.