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BlackBerry denies sending a letter to AT&T and Verizon confirming end of BlackBerry 10 production

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BlackBerry denies sending a letter to AT&T and Verizon confirming end of BlackBerry 10 production
Just yesterday we told you how a memo distributed in the Senate to Administrative Managers, Chief Clerks, and System Administrators revealed that BlackBerry handsets were being phased out in this legislative body. According to the memo, the decision was made because "BlackBerry informed Verizon and AT&T that production of all BlackBerry OS 10 devices (Q10, Z10, Z30, Passport, and Classic) has been discontinued." The only problem is that today, BlackBerry denied that such a letter was ever sent to the two carriers.

BlackBerry issued a statement to Crackberry today in which the manufacturer says it has informed its carrier partners in the U.S. that only the BlackBerry Classic's "manufacturing cycle" has been halted. The company added that it is prepping BlackBerry 10.3.3 for its release next month. The firm says that its cross-platform model calls for the production of Android powered handsets even as it continues to support sales of BlackBerry 10 devices.


Regardless of whether the company sent the letter or not, the Senate is down to its last 600 BlackBerry 10 units and once they are gone, staffers will have to switch to iOS or Android when they want to upgrade their phone. Those working in the Senate can swap their BlackBerry handset right now for the 16GB Apple iPhone SE or the Samsung Galaxy S6.


source: Crackberry

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