One of RIM’s hardware partners to stop making BlackBerrys
posted by Charlene S. / Jun 18, 2012, 8:10 AM
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.
$1 billion write-down. Clearly the supply is far outweighing the demand at this point.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
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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.
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