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BlackBerry Is Giving Up on Making Its Own Smartphones

This post originally appeared in Business Insider. It's the end of an era. BlackBerry is going to stop making its own smartphones. Instead, the Canadian company will rely entirely on external companies for any future hardware projects, it announced in its quarterly earnings released Wednesday. BlackBerry was once the undisputed king of the mobile phone world — but it was caught off-guard by the launch of the iPhone and the dawn of the smartphone era.
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