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Dec 22 2013   7:58PM GMT

Is there hope for BlackBerry?

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

BlackBerry has posted more losses, 4.3 Billion to be specific… BlackBerry 10 just isn’t catching on like BlackBerry had hoped, there is some good news on the horizon though, see insert below:

BlackBerry remains optimistic as it continues its restructuring effort. As part of that, the company announced a 5-year strategic partnership with Foxconn, the same company that builds the bulk of Apple’s iPhone and other mobile products. Under the new relationship, BlackBerry says the two will jointly develop and manufacture certain BlackBerry devices, with the initial focus on a smartphone for Indonesia and other fast-growing markets in early 2014.

So if they can concentrate on the design of the BlackBerry Foxconn can worry about building the devices, I believe this will help reduce BlackBerry’s overall costs, partly because all parts etc. will be sourced by Foxconn, we all know Foxconn can build phone cheap, while maintaining the highest quality.

I think once the newest BB10 OS comes out to the masses it might help sell the BlackBerry 10 OS, considering they will natively support all Google Android Apps, maybe even the Google Play Store, for their sake I hope it works out for them!

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