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One of RIM’s hardware partners to stop making BlackBerrys

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One of RIM’s hardware partners to stop making BlackBerrys
Toronto-based Celestica has been manufacturing hardware for RIM for many years now. In a statement released today the company said it will “wind down” its manufacturing services for RIM over the next three to six months. It expects restructuring charges up to $35 million.

Celestica will provide more details about its transition away from RIM on Friday, July 27 when it conducts its second-quarter press release and conference call.

This news comes a few weeks after RIM announced it was sitting on a massive stock of unsold BlackBerry hardware that may force the company to perform a $1 billion write-down. Clearly the supply is far outweighing the demand at this point.

source: Celestica

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posted on 18 Jun 2012, 08:38 1

1. rn9215 (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Poor RIM its like adding another nail on its coffin!

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 08:55 1

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5528; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Dogs don't like RIM's dog food.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 08:56 1

3. fsnas (Posts: 92; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


i think its time has come!
the best thing to do now is surrendering to Microsoft!!

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 09:15 1

4. alpinejason (Posts: 260; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


99 dollar fire sale phones or playbooks anyone? cmon bring it on i am ready!!!

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 09:23 1

5. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Inching towards inevitable death.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 09:37 1

6. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 303; Member since: 07 May 2012)


RIM needs innovation,major changes to their os & features to keep up with todays smartphone demands,bbm and coperate email doesn'y hit the spot anymore.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 09:55 1

7. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


The disappearence of hatsune miku?
No,blackberry.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 10:15 1

8. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Hahaha...poor RIM!

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 13:11 1

9. axllebeer (Posts: 265; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)


As an avid BlackBerry user for years, this makes perfect sense to me. With a hopefully fall release of BB10 and an enormous stockpile of BB7 handsets still, why would anyone continue manufacturing them? It's time to start preparing for BB10 and this looks like a step toward that goal to me.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 13:21 1

10. BBGrind (Posts: 50; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)


Since it seems like RIM moving away from physical keyboard and going full touch screen they would no longer need them. That not bad for RIM.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 15:01

11. miguel6632 (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 May 2012)


rim should become a oem for andoid if it wants to survive bb is dead buissiness are switching to iphones and androids now

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