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T-Mobile pulls all BlackBerry handsets from its stores
As if things aren't bad enough for BlackBerry, T-Mobile has decided to pull all BlackBerry stock from its stores. According to the mobile operator's David Carey, executive vice president for corporate services, lack of demand for BlackBerry handsets meant that "keeping stock in the retail distribution system was inefficient". Carey added that BlackBerry handsets are usually purchased by corporations and businesses that do not make smartphone buying decisions inside retail stores.

As a result, T-Mobile will display BlackBerry units at its stores and even have one of each model in each store in case consumers want to see the phone in action. But if a consumer wants to purchase a BlackBerry phone from the nation's fourth largest carrier, it will have to be delivered directly to the buyer.

On Friday, in announcing that it would write off nearly $1 billion in BlackBerry Z10 inventory, the manufacturer said that it would stop focusing on consumer sales and start focusing on the enterprise which is an area where BlackBerry has historically been strong.

source: Reuters

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posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:34 1

1. Kishin (Posts: 583; Member since: 30 May 2013)


How sad, BB is gone for sure now!!!

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 22:49

26. lsutigers (Posts: 709; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


What's going to happen to the new Z30 Sprint is supposed to be carrying. Is BB giving up on that last model too?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 23:41 1

29. Damitel (Posts: 65; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


And from frying pan to fire, lack of a visionary is gradually dragging BB to its untimely death. I believe they can be great again.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:35

2. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Wow, if the other 3 do the same, BB just got set back even further.

Not ready to say RIP though, cheering for the underdog on this one.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:50 3

4. Trismegistus (Posts: 32; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)


I'd cheer for them if they were making quality products. I see zero reason to cheer for an underdog that clearly deserves their position.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 19:04 4

7. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 844; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Have you used BB10? I, personally, think it is pretty good, but the hardware is all marginal.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 19:44 2

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7672; Member since: 14 May 2012)


BB10 is not bad at all and neither is the hardware supporting it...

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 19:50 3

12. Trismegistus (Posts: 32; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)


But is it good for the price?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 20:14 4

15. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3296; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It's certainly not bad, I agree. I just think it's too little too late. Rim should have released BB10 ages ago. The constant delays hurt them badly. Nokia made a huge comeback, so Rim could if they recognize their strategy.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 20:53 3

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7672; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This is probably the best comment you've posted all week.

+100000

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 23:32

28. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5586; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Nokia made a huge comeback courtesy of the lifeline that MS threw them.

BB didn't have the MS lifeline, and so it is refocusing on corporate business.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:36

3. mottykels (Posts: 366; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Poor blackberry

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:53 2

5. J1919 (Posts: 31; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Hmm... maybe it's about time they hang it up. Just become a software company and get the BBM app out already. I was actually one of Android excited for it.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:56 1

6. AfterShock (Posts: 2534; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Returning stock simply said.

I imagine others will follow suit shortly.

Too bad, losing a player hurts us all.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 19:19

8. Shatter (Posts: 1983; Member since: 29 May 2013)


They should of made android phones.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 19:45 4

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7672; Member since: 14 May 2012)


No..........

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 20:53

18. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Agreed. But it would help if they could run Android apps higher than Gingerbread level.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 19:48 1

11. papss (unregistered)


It's the answer to everyone's problems.. Let's just make it run android...

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 20:10 1

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7672; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Right? As if that's the solution to BB and Nokia to mostly everyone on the site.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 20:32

16. AfterShock (Posts: 2534; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


In my mind I can vision a BB made phone running android with a BB skin on top now.
Just saying I can see it, not saying it'd been the answer.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 21:34

23. Shatter (Posts: 1983; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It would get better sales than any of their recent phones.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 07:06

33. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7672; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm starting to lose credibility from you. First you were completely wrong in the GPU article about the A7 vs. other GPUs, and now this...

Go to rehab and get sober. The old Shatter was better.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 19:57

13. cdwjustin (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Sep 2013)


still selling them on their online website or so it seems

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 20:32

17. Trismegistus (Posts: 32; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)


They HAVE them on the website, but I doubt that they're SELLING them.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 21:19

21. ocilfa (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


How about you both read the article? They will still sell BlackBerry phones, but they aren't physically in T-Mobile stores. Instead, they are now only delivered to you.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 21:34 1

22. Trismegistus (Posts: 32; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)


Thank you, I read the article. The fact of the matter is that the new Blackberrys aren't selling, be it in store or online.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 21:08

20. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 923; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


its just sad..hope for the best..bb.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 22:16 1

24. xtroid2k (Posts: 339; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


I remember druling over a blackberry years ago, but now I'm just scratching my head thinking about that new premium line sammy has in development.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 22:38

25. amansingal14 (Posts: 284; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


And Blackberry can be sold to Fairfax Holdings now for 4.7 billion $. Wow

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 23:14

27. KIANO (Posts: 67; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)


Cheaper than what has Microsoft's deal for Nokia.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 23:58

30. yoyo93 (Posts: 34; Member since: 23 Sep 2012)


They deserve it , they've been nothing but screw ups this past year.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 00:54

31. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2428; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Hope so they would survive in corporate world.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 04:22

32. TheM16 (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


What I know that they are going private (under Fairfax)...and it’s good for them IMO with all the negativity the media created for them.
But it’s not like bankruptcy or shutting down the company.
In Private they can still continue their “BB10 project” and others if they had any!
Also now they don’t have to do any press releases or file financial reports anymore it’s all in private.
The media will focus on other things away from them.
Personally I like using the BB10 OS and don’t see why I should stop. It’s on par with Android except for Apps. But the OS is much stable and better.

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