For Jason Griffin, BlackBerry Ltd.’s decision this week to stop building smartphones came as little surprise.
Mr. Griffin, who worked for BlackBerry in a number of hardware design roles between 1996 and 2014, characterizes BlackBerry’s long turnaround effort as “a lost opportunity.”
The Waterloo, Ont.-based company announced Wednesday that it would no longer manufacture its eponymous device. Instead, the smartphones will be built only through joint ventures or licensing arrangements.
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