BlackBerry will stop making phones and people thought they had already
Today, BlackBerry manufacturers announced that they're going to stop selling phones; but people were confused, because they thought they had already.
BlackBerry — a Canadian company that once claimed a hefty 20% of the global smartphone market — will stop selling phones as of August 31, 2020.
We'd like to thank TCL Communication @BBMobile and their team for a successful partnership over the past few years. Together we produced great things. Many thanks and appreciation to our BlackBerry community for your continued support. https://t.co/fn2iM3bvzR— BlackBerry (@BlackBerry) February 3, 2020
The company experienced a series of financial setbacks, with stocks plunging around 2010 as the iPhone and Android models began to dominate the market.
Still, many Canadians were baffled by the news — not because they thought BlackBerry was doing well, but because they thought the company had gone under years ago.
Blackberry was still being made and sold? 😂😂😂😂— Danny ⚾️ (@NYY_NUM1) February 4, 2020
One person thought that the real news story was this:
Somewhere in the world someone is still using a Blackberry phone.— Erin Aiello (@ErinAiello7) February 4, 2020
And another person took a moment to congratulate BlackBerry for its resilience.
Kudos to Blackberry for staying alive for another 10 years after it was long presumed dead— brando (@brandotango) February 4, 2020
It's pretty telling that nobody remembers how to capitalize "BlackBerry" correctly.
I’m one of those dads. RIP Blackberry.— Alan Tibbetts (@amtibbetts) February 4, 2020
And also that someone called BlackBerry the "MySpace of smart phones."
this is horrible news. They can't let it die....it's like the MySpace of smart phones LOL— Michael Giordano (@Giordanzzz) February 3, 2020
No word yet on whether BlackBerry has found another communications company to partner with.
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