BlackBerry reports quarterly loss, shares plunge

TORONTO, June 28 Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:12am EDT

TORONTO, June 28 (Reuters) - BlackBerry reported a fiscal first quarter loss on Friday and forecast a loss in the current quarter, sending its shares plunging 18 percent before the market opened.

The smartphone maker reported a net loss of $84 million, or 16 cents a share, in the quarter to June 1. That compared with a year earlier loss of $518 million or 99 cents a share.

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