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Overheard at a bar in 2001: "It's like a cell-phone that you can get all of your email on. Wow! The future is happening!"
https://www.wired.com/2016/09/blackberrys-rise-fall-10-phones/BLACKBERRY’S LONG, SLOW fade has reached an end point. The company announced Wednesday that it finally, officially would stop designing and producing its own smartphones. BlackBerry itself will live on as a software and services provider—which, good luck there, too—but its hardware days are kaput.
The reasons for BlackBerry’s hardware decline aren’t mysterious. The iPhone changed everything, and BlackBerry (then RIM) was too slow to change with it. It’s been years since the Waterloo-based former tech titan has released anything that resonated, despite a last-ditch embrace of Android.