Friday, 24 November 2017

BlackBerry calls time on handset hardware

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 28 September 16

Company to outsource smartphone development to third parties; new CFO appointed.

After years of steady decline, BlackBerry on Wednesday put its phone business out of its misery, announcing that hardware development will be outsourced to third parties from now on. The company has already signed up its first partner, an Indonesian joint venture led by Tiphone Mobile, an affiliate of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia. Called BB Merah Putih, it will produce, distribute and promote Android…

After years of steady decline, BlackBerry on Wednesday put its phone business out of its misery, announcing that hardware development will be outsourced to third parties from now on. The company has already signed up its first partner, an Indonesian joint venture led by Tiphone Mobile, an affiliate of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia. Called BB Merah Putih, it will produce, distribute and promote Android…

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