T-Mobile and BlackBerry didn’t get along in recent months. The spat between the two companies started when Magenta carrier was pitching BlackBerry users to switch to other phones, the move which wasn’t liked by the Canadian company.
And now they’re officially breaking up with BlackBerry issuing a press release to announce that it will not renew the T Mobile license to sell BlackBerry products when it expires on April 25, 2014. BlackBerry will continue to support existing customers on T-Mobile’s network, and will undoubtedly be suggesting other [than T-Mobile] networks, instead.
“BlackBerry has had a positive relationship with T-Mobile for many years. Regretfully, at this time, our strategies are not complementary and we must act in the best interest of our BlackBerry customers. We hope to work with T-Mobile again in the future when our business strategies are aligned,” said BlackBerry CEO and Executive Chair, John Chen. “We are deeply grateful to our loyal BlackBerry customers and will do everything in our power to provide continued support with your existing carrier or ensure a smooth transition to our other carrier partners.”