Blackberry stops designing its own phones

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Blackberry stops designing its own phones

#1  Postby DougC » Sep 29, 2016 12:38 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37493566

B.B.C. Article
Blackberry is to stop designing smartphones in-house after 14 years, the company has announced.
Once a market leader, the company has struggled to keep pace with modern handsets produced by rivals such as Apple and Samsung.
In May, the company's chief executive, John Chen, said he would know by September whether the hardware business was likely to become profitable.
Now, Blackberry says it will outsource hardware development to partners.

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#2  Postby felltoearth » Sep 29, 2016 3:52 am

They totally screwed the pooch and didn't understand the market they helped to create. It's unfortunate but it's of their own doing.
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#3  Postby Shrunk » Sep 29, 2016 10:58 am

A friend of mine was an early adopter with the Blackberry. I remember him showing me all the things this little device could do as I sat there slack jawed. It was immediately clear to me that every one of us would soon be carrying one of these around, and that the company that had created it would become the richest in the world. One for two ain't bad.
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#4  Postby SafeAsMilk » Sep 29, 2016 10:53 pm

They still had the best keyboard on a phone I've ever used.
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