BlackBerry to ditch Japan

BlackBerry to ditch JapanBlackBerry to quit Japan.

According to a report from the Nikkei business daily, BlackBerry will soon cease selling smartphones in the Japanese market entirely. The Canadian smartphone-maker – which just officially changes its name to BlackBerry with the launch of BB10 – cannot justify the cost associated with providing an operating system that accommodates the Japanese language.

BlackBerry has had a difficult time all over in the past few years, but its performance in Japan is mind-numbing. According to the report, BlackBerry has witnessed its market share in the country decline to just 0.3 percent, from 5 percent.

As for owners and customers of BlackBerry products in Japan, the company will continue to provide support, according to the report.