Wednesday, July 06, 2016

A Sad Day for Punchers: BlackBerry to Discontinue Traditional Keyboard Phone - The New York Times

Tbd if the company's remaining "state of the art devices" will be around long; also see BlackBerry Classic Cancelled, Leaked Android Devices Are Not The Answer (Forbes)
"The struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry made a sharp detour from its history on Tuesday when it announced it was discontinuing the last phone to have the traditional version of the company’s iconic physical keyboard and trackpad.

“Sometimes it can be very tough to let go,” Ralph Pini, BlackBerry’s chief operating officer and general manager for devices, wrote in a corporate blog post announcing the end of the BlackBerry Classic. “For BlackBerry, and more importantly for our customers, the hardest part in letting go is accepting that change makes way for new and better experiences.”"
A Sad Day for Punchers: BlackBerry to Discontinue Traditional Keyboard Phone - The New York Times
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