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BlackBerry stops making its iconic handsets

It will turn its full attention to the more profitable and growing software business

Mr Chen will still have to prove that he can continue to expand the software business in an increasingly competitive space.


IT'S official. BlackBerry Ltd, the Canadian company that invented the smartphone and addicted legions of road warriors to the "CrackBerry", has stopped making its iconic handsets.

Finally conceding defeat in a battle lost long ago to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co,