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This has been coming for awhile but it's still somewhat shocking. BlackBerry will stop making phones and focus on software and security systems. It's a sad end for the company that virtually invented the smartphone. It's also a useful reminder of what can happen when a competitor disrupts an established market with a new technology. Apple introduced its first iPhone in 2007 featuring touchscreen technology. That tuned out to be the beginning of the end for BlackBerry.