BlackBerry is done making phones. The Canadian telecoms company this week announced that it will no longer manufacture its own handset hardware, and will instead outsource that production to third-party partners. This doesn’t mean that BlackBerry phones will no longer exist — the firm had already started this process with this year’s DTEK50 — but the news caps a tremendous decline for what was once the world’s biggest smartphone maker.
BlackBerry confirmed Wednesday it will no longer manufacture its own devices, instead outsourcing it to partners.
The struggling company will cease the internal development of hardware, instead outsourcing it to partners. It will focus instead on security and software.
Ailing mobile phone giant BlackBerry has confirmed long-standing rumors that it would stop making hardware, and instead would focus on software and services. Announcing its Q2 Fiscal 2017 financials today, BlackBerry CEO John Chen h...
BlackBerry, the Canadian firm that helped pioneer the smartphone market, said Wednesday it will stop making handsets, outsourcing production to an Indonesian partner.