BlackBerry stops designing its own phones
BlackBerry is to stop designing smartphones in-house after 14 years, the company has announced.
Once a market leader, the company has struggled to keep pace with modern handsets produced by rivals such as Apple and Samsung.
In May, the company's chief executive, John Chen, said he would know by September whether the hardware business was likely to become profitable.
Now, BlackBerry says it will outsource hardware development to partners.
But the company has not yet confirmed when any further BlackBerry phones will be released.
Mr Chen has been candid about the future of BlackBerry's handset... read more
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