BlackBerry stops making phones

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  1. maflynn Moderator

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    Well, I can't say that I'm surprised, cnet is reporting that BB is closing up the phone design/manufacturing division

    BlackBerry bails on building its own phones

    The numbers do not look good for BB
     
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    Really a shame, the way the company went.
     
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    A shame, yes. But justice as far as I'm concerned. Not only did they get complacent and arrogant due to their marketshare, but their quality and aftersales support suffered greatly as a result.

    Absolutely serves them right.
     
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    I think an even mix of Hubris, and complacency. I think they blew it, with regard to the keyboard, they thought that it would trump everything, including an inferior user experience.

    I see a similar behavior out of Apple, at least with their Mac line.

    As for BlackBerry, its hard to see that they'll really survive as a service company. I expect them to be swallowed up by another corporation, as their IP portfolio is quite enticing.
     
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    First Motorola then Nokia now blackberry.
    The only one that's left is Sony Ericsson or Sony.

    I personally don't think they have long now that the iPhone 7 comes with FeliCa.
     
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    Given they have essentially put the BB software on the play store for any Android handset and are offering a subscription service to their apps - it likely makes more financial sense at this current stage.
     
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    That's too bad. RIP. Blackberry had their time. They owned the smartphone market (or, at least the enterprise smartphone market) in the 2000s. I remember growing up and using my father's when he'd let me. I thought it was the coolest thing. Ah, well. It's a different time now.
     
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