BlackBerry can never catch a break. Fresh off the heels of the official Z30 and #BBM4All announcements, rumors are now circulating that the company will layoff up to 40% of their workforce by the end of 2013.

The Wall Street Journal reported this Wednesday that sources close to BlackBerry are saying they will begin to release employees across the board in waves with nearly half losing their jobs before the end of the year. BlackBerry has not yet responded to the rumors.