BlackBerry launched their DTEK50 smartphone earlier this year, the handset is not actually made by the company but it runs its software.
Now BlackBerry has announced that they will stop making their own smartphones and it will instead released new BlackBerry devices that have been manufactured by other companies.
“Our new Mobility Solutions strategy is showing signs of momentum, including our first major device software licensing agreement with a telecom joint venture in Indonesia. Under this strategy, we are focusing on software development, including security and applications. The company plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners. This allows us to reduce capital requirements and enhance return on invested capital,” said the company’s CEO John Chen.
We know that BlackBerry has another new device in the works, the BlackBerry DTEK60 which is also made by another manufacturer for the company.