One of RIM's Hardware Makers to Stop Making BlackBerries
Celestica, an original device manufacturer that has for years built BlackBerries, servers, and other hardware for Research In Motion, will "wind down" its manufacturing services for RIM. The company said in a statement that the transition away from RIM's products will take three to six months to complete, and it expects to take a restructuring charge of less than $35 million. Last month, RIM warned that it will have to write-down $1 billion of inventory of unsold BlackBerry smartphones, which indicates it has a significant surplus of hardware at the moment.
BlackBerry Motion Eschews the Keyboard, Packs Huge Battery
Oct 9, 2017
TCL today announced the BlackBerry Motion, a follow-up to the KEYone that drops the keyboard in favor of a larger touch screen. The Motion boasts a 5.5-inch full HD screen that's covered in a nano-diamond coating to prevent scratches.
BlackBerry to Cease Monthly Updates for the Priv, Launch Trade-Up Program
Dec 15, 2017
BlackBerry said this week that it will no longer provide monthly system and security updates to its BlackBerry Priv smartphone. The company originally committed to providing updates for a period of two years.
Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4+ Promises Even Faster Power-Ups
Jun 1, 2017
Qualcomm today announced Quick Charge 4+, an update to the Quick Charge 4 spec that targets efficiency and heat management. Quick Charge 4+ has specific changes when compared to Quick Charge 4.
Jolla Announces Layoffs Amidst Restructuring
Nov 20, 2015
Jolla today said the company is restructuring its finances and laying off the bulk of its employees. Jolla was launched by former Nokia employees and created Sailfish OS and several phones and tablets.
TCL to Be Sole Maker of BlackBerry Phones
Dec 15, 2016
BlackBerry today said moving forward TCL Communications, the parent company of Alcatel, will be responsible for designing, manufacturing, selling, and supporting all BlackBerry-branded smartphones. The companies struck an agreement that sees TCL licensing BlackBerry's security software and service suite along with the BlackBerry brand.
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Doesn't Sound Good
I guess they could take a smaller lose by offering them to prepaid and smaller regional carriers at a discounted rate. Hell, even the larger carriers could push these devices as a smart phone on pay-as-you-go plans.
prepaid, 3rd world markets? all good ideas
With so many devices unsold, what are they going to do with them, especially with them trying to push out new devices running Blackberry OS 10?
I guess they could take a smaller lose by offering them to prepaid and
But I think the main problem selling handsets is simply the fact that Blackberry ent...