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1:42 pm on Sep 28, 2016 (gmt 0)

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BlackBerry plans to end all internal hardware development after their failed attempt to gain customers with Android phones.

[gizmodo.com...]
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End of an era, eh! It must be so tough to develop and manufacture phones. Even if BlackBerry sold Android-based phones it's a me-too company.
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Blackberry were living in a dream world. Their targeted market where business and corporate users who paid extra for the premium Blackberry services. It got to the stage where users were paying for things that users on other devices were able to access for free. Mobile email for example. This was one area that blackberry were strong in. The advance of iOS and Android killed this by offering exactly the same thing but built into the OS. 'it was no longer unique to BB, It was no longer a value-added service.

In my opinion, it never was, most phones were already able to send and receive email, it just required a bit of knowledge. Had BB advanced their tech further they may have been able to keep the giants at bay.

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Good news!

We've been blocking access to our sites by Blackberry for years.

Because they were, and still are, popular with nefarious types, Opera users etc.

It'll be a few years yet before we dare lift the ban.
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We've been blocking access to our sites by Blackberry for years

I hope You ar not blocking access to this:

Mozilla/5.0 (BB10; Touch) AppleWebKit/537.35+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/10.3.2.2639 Mobile Safari/537.35+

Cause there is an Army of us.
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It got to the stage where users were paying for things that users on other devices were able to access for free. Mobile email for example - Exactly why I stopped using my Blackberry
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Wonder if reports of Hilary's Blackberries being hammered to pieces has anything to do with it? [dailycaller.com...]

NOTE: provided as humor!

Blackberry killed their own market years ago with bad decisions and both market and tech directions.