The classic BlackBerry smartphone is no more. The company confirmed yesterday that it will no longer manufacture the iconic BlackBerry Classic with its trademark tactile keyboard
The announcement comes just days after a memo from the U.S. Senate to its staffers saying that they will no longer be issued official BlackBerry devices. According to the memo, the Senate made its decision after BlackBerry told telecom carriers Verizon and AT&T that it was stopping production of all Blackberry OS 10 devices and therefore couldn’t guarantee fulfillment. BlackBerry, said that only the Classic would be discontinued. The other BlackBerry 10 OS devices, the Z30, Passport, Z10, and Q10, will continue to be made.