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BlackBerry is officially getting out of the phone hardware business

BlackBerry's transition to a software company is complete. During its Q2 2017 earnings today, CEO John Chen announced that the company "plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners." This change was already in the works for some time, with Foxconn taking over the design responsibilities of some of the company's future devices and TCL, owners of the Alcatel brand, building its phones under the DTEK brand, but to see it official is bittersweet for this Canadian.
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