BlackBerry Lets Go of Its Classic Phone


BlackBerry on Tuesday announced it will cease manufacturing the BlackBerry Classic.
“The Classic has long surpassed the average lifespan for a smartphone in today’s market,” noted COO Ralph Pini. “To keep innovating and advancing our portfolio, we are updating our smartphone lineup with state-of-the-art devices.” BlackBerry intends to continue supporting its BlackBerry 10 platform while expanding to include Android. It plans to release BB 10.3.3 next month and make another refresh next year.

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Apple to shut down iAd App Network on June 30

Article Image Apple on Friday announced plans to cease iAd App Network operations at the end of June, ending one facet of the company’s six-year play at the mobile advertising market.

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BlackBerry to Pull Out of Pakistan on Privacy Grounds


BlackBerry on Monday announced that it will cease operations in Pakistan at the end of the year. The move is the result of a shutdown order from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, which in July notified the company that its BlackBerry Enterprise Service servers would no longer be allowed to operate in the country beginning in December for what it said were security concerns. The government wanted to monitor all BES traffic, including every BES BBM message and BBS email, prompting the decision to leave the country, the company said.

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