Digital Spy reports that two of BlackBerry’s software executives have left the company.
T.A. McCann, responsible for BlackBerry social networking apps and Marc Gringas, who headed the BlackBerry 10 Hub, have both quit in the past few weeks.
According to Digital Spy, BlackBerry has had some difficulty holding on to its employees, most likely due to problems arising from its competitors Samsung and Apple.
Daily Tech reports that BlackBerry allegedly tried to keep both executives with the company, but they just couldn’t be persuaded. It’s quite unfortunate, given how both McCann and Gringas were in charge of very important frontiers for BlackBerry.
And that’s not all the bad luck BlackBerry has faced. As well as two of their high level employees leaving, they have also suffered a loss of $84 million USD in the past year. They have also missed their sales expectations of 3.5 million units.
Despite McCann’s departure, BlackBerry still intends to release BlackBerry Messenger on the iOS and Android this summer.