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BlackBerry to outsource all hardware development

telecom | 09/28/2016 7:14 pm EDT

BlackBerry Ltd. will “end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners,” the company said in a press release Wednesday. It also said that it signed a licensing agreement with Indonesia’s BB Merah Putih, a joint venture led by an affiliate of Indonesia’s largest wireless carrier, Telekomunikasi Indonesia. In a blog post Wednesday, Ralph Pini, chief operating officer and general manager of BlackBerry’s mobility solutions, said that Indonesia has historically been the biggest market for BlackBerry devices. The...