BlackBerry cancels two phones before release
The struggling smartphone maker drops plans for two phones, reportedly code-named Café and Kopi, before they have a chance to hit the market.
BlackBerry had to cancel more thanthis year. Fearing poor sales, the beleaguered company also had to cancel two phones that were still in development.
"The company also made the decision to cancel plans to launch two devices to mitigate the identified inventory risk," reads BlackBerry's third-quarter earnings report published Friday. The Wall Street Journal came across the buried tidbit Monday.
The two phones were code-named Café and Kopi, and BlackBerry had plans to market them as low-cost devices, unnamed sources told the Journal.
The news coincides with BlackBerry's announcement that it'sconference. The company last week and said it sold only 1.9 million smartphones last quarter, a sharp decline from the 3.7 million the previous quarter.