Sad News for BlackBerry Fans

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As a BlackBerry fan site we try to bring you a variety of things related to BlackBerry. Editorials, satire, tips and how to’s, humor, updates, offers, leaks, we even have services on Sunday with Reverend Grim.

But we are also a news site. Since we are still a baby and just celebrated our first birthday, we may not be on top of all of the news all of the time because we all volunteer our services and have outside careers. We may not be first to press with catchy misleading titles, but we do offer our take on what is going on in the world of BlackBerry.

Being a news site, unfortunately means that we must also bring you bad news about BlackBerry, and today I am here to tell you that all of the predictions have been completely correct, we have all been wrong, Prem Watsa and John Chen have been wrong. The analysts such as James Faucette, the tech bloggers at BGR…have been right all along.

BlackBerry will be exiting the handset business, and has officially been declared dead.

You can read the obituary at TechnoBuffalo here, seems they got just what they expected when they paired the Passport up with the Motorola Droid Turbo in the latest readers poll and finally put BlackBerry to rest:

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I’m deeply saddened by your loss. There have been good times and a lot of memories. Will the last one out please turn out the lights?

UTB will be closed for a few weeks as we prepare to go cross platform.

Since the BlackBerry gravy train has left, we will unfortunately have to begin sucking off of iPhone and Droid fans to get our lights turned back on.

Edit: Brad here. It’s fairly obvious BlackJack has a twisted sense of humor…. and that I’d best have a proper look at his publishing rights.

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I am a long time BlackBerry user and fan. Beginning with the 7520, I have recognized the value of subtle productivity enhancements in BlackBerry devices for business communication and have never since strayed. Even when the iPhone took the market by storm, I was unimpressed, because it did nothing to help my business needs. Currently enjoying my one handed dream phone, the Classic! BB10 with a toolbelt! Today I contribute to UTB whenever I feel that I can help enlighten someone on the benefits of using BlackBerry over any other platform.

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