One of RIM’s hardware partners to stop making BlackBerrys

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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11 Comments

1. rn9215

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Poor RIM its like adding another nail on its coffin!

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Dogs don't like RIM's dog food.

3. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

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

4. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

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

5. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Inching towards inevitable death.

6. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 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.

7. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

The disappearence of hatsune miku? No,blackberry.

8. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Hahaha...poor RIM!

9. axllebeer

Posts: 271; Member since: Apr 05, 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.

10. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

11. miguel6632

Posts: 21; Member since: May 25, 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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