BlackBerry smartphones RIP

BlackBerry smartphones RIP

It will come of no surprise to you, but now it is really official - BlackBerry have stopped making smartphones.

Once upon a time, you couldn't move for kids clicking away on BBM, and politicians and business-people had very important calls to make on their BlackBerry phones.

Not anymore.

This comes after another quarterly loss, which has seen BlackBerry Ltd saying that they'll no longer design their own handsets, and are going to start outsourcing manufacturing of their hardware.

In fact, it might surprise a lot of people that BlackBerry were still bothering to throw their own money into the manufacturing of their own smartphones.

However, the brand isn't exactly a hit with anyone in 2016, so you would have to assume that anyone who takes them on will face exactly the same issues that BlackBerry themselves did.

Looks like the end of the line for a former icon.

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