Company shutting down its smartphone manufacturing unit, Blackberry phone manufactured by third party
BlackBerry’s Chief John Chen said that, “The company going for end all its internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners. It gives us to reduce capital requirements and enhance return on invested capital.” “He again added that, the company will focus on providing state of the art security and device software.”
The company seriously decline of mobile phone selling for some times, despite talking some many positive steps. Once the company known for best smartphone manufacturer has failed to upgrade and now they will going to shut down their manufacturing concern.
However, the BlackBerry has a lineup for its upcoming device Blackberry DTEK60 made by TCL expected to announced on October 11 in Canada and expected price at 699$ CAD (Approx. US $530 / in INR Approx Rs.35,250).
The DTEK 60 features a 5.5-inch quad HD display, is powered by Snapdragon 820 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM, 32GB inbuilt storage. It has a 21MP camera with lots of new features including PDAF and f/2.0 aperture, it has also 8MP selfie snapper and backed by 3000mAh battery with Qualcomm quick-charge technology.
Meanwhile, BlackBerry is trying to position it as a software company. It has now announced a new joint venture, BB Merah Putih, to licence software and services for the production of devices targeting Indonesia. The venture is led by Tiphone Mobile Indonesia, which is said to have the largest distribution network in Indonesia. As per BlackBerry, it will have no role in BB Merah Putih other than licensin