BUZZ-BlackBerry Ltd: Adds to losses on survey about its server

Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:43pm EST
 
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** Canadian smartphone maker's shares down 3.8 pct at C$11.65, U.S.-listed shares down 3.5 pct at $9.76

** Demand for BlackBerry's software for managing employees' smartphones is declining, Globe and Mail reported, citing a Morgan Stanley survey of 150 chief information officers in the U.S. and Europe (bit.ly/1Is2212)

** Those willing to evaluate BlackBerry's server fell to about 15 pct from about 22 pct last June

** Number of respondents who tested BlackBerry's software and decided to take a pass nearly doubled to 21 during the period, Globe and Mail said

** Company said in December BlackBerry still expects to double software revenue in 2015

** Shares at its lowest since company reported Q3 results on Dec. 19

** Up to Tuesday's lowest, BlackBerry's Toronto-listed shares have fallen about 7.8 pct in the last four sessions