BlackBerry Devices Will No Longer Be Available With T-Mobile


BlackBerry and T-Mobile haven’t had the best business relationship over the last six months, we presume it started when T-Mobile announced that they would no longer offer BlackBerry devices in their stores, this happened last September.

Then T-Mobile ran a promotion earlier this year to get owners of BlackBerry devices to switch to the iPhone, and it would appear that this wasn’t very well received by BlackBerry.

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Now BlackBerry has released an official statement, confirming that T-Mobile will no longer sell BlackBerry devices, and it would appear that this decision was made by BlackBerry and not T-Mobile, have a look at the statement from John Chen, BlackBerry’s CEO below.

BlackBerry has had a positive relationship with T-Mobile for many years. Regretfully, at this time, our strategies are not complementary and we must act in the best interest of our BlackBerry customers. We hope to work with T-Mobile again in the future when our business strategies are aligned

When asked about why T-Mobile would not longer be selling BlackBerry devices, the T-Mobile CEO, John Legere replied with ‘ask them!’, this implies that it was a BlackBerry decision and not T-Mobile’s idea.

You have to hand it to the BlackBerry CEO, for having the balls to pull the company’s devices from a major carrier like T-Mobile, especially considering that BlackBerry needs to increase their handset sales.

From the 25th of April you will no longer be able to purchase a BlackBerry device from T-Mobile in the US, although BlackBerry will continue to offer support for existing BlackBerry devices on the network.

Source BlackBerry