Ina Fried on ReCode:
BlackBerry said Wednesda-y that it will stop internal development of smartphones, relying on partners for any future hardware efforts.
Everybody saw this coming, but that doesn’t make it less painful. Chen has made the right decisions most of the time, and when they weren’t right, they were inevitable.
It’s difficult to fight in the mobile segment, but that is almost impossible when you arrive really late to the party and don’t offer nothing specially differential. The innovator’s dilemma is cruel and merciless and that’s a tragedy on cases like this.
I’ve never had a BlackBerry, but I’m sure I’ll miss the platform… and the fact that we’re all losing something. For starters, competitiveness.