Blackberry Maker To Stop Selling The Phone In August
TCL COMMUNICATIONS, WHICH HAS BEEN PRODUCING NEW VERSIONS OF THE BLACKBERRY, WILL STOP SELLING THEM IN AUGUST
(CNN) – The Blackberry or rather, new versions of the iconic, full-keyboard smartphone,may be disappearing once again.
The electronics company that has been making the Blackberry; TCL Communication says that it will stop selling them in August.
The company’s partnership with Blackberry has ended and it no longer has the rights to design, make, or sell the devices.
Blackberry stopped making its own smartphones in 2016 and outsourced production to TCL for a fixed period.
It’s unclear whether Blackberry will partner with another company to continue selling the devices.
TCL will continue supporting existing devices with customer and warranty service until 2022.