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Blackberry to stop selling handsets in Japan

BlackBerry not launching BlackBerry 10 devices in Japan due to high cost and small market.

@tracehagan
Published Thu, Feb 7 2013 5:01 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

Blackberry has announced that they have no plans to launch the new BlackBerry 10 devices in Japan. According to BlackBerry, "Japan is not a major market for BlackBerry and we have no plans to launch BlackBerry 10 devices there at this time." Part of this could be to the fact they have just 0.3 percent of the market currently.

Blackberry to stop selling handsets in Japan | TweakTown.com

After all, why launch a device in a country when they appear to not be very keen on your previous devices. This appears to be the logic BlackBerry is operating off of as they say the cost of translating BlackBerry 10 to Japanese is just to high for them to consider it a good investment.

Current BlackBerry owners can rest easy knowing that BlackBerry will continue to offer to support to existing owners in Japan.

NEWS SOURCE:venturebeat.com

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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