T-Mobile customers hoping to pick up a BlackBerry won’t be doing so from a retail store. On Wednesday the carrier said it would no longer stock BlackBerry handsets in its retail stores. Instead, customers can order them online for delivery. The news came by way of Reuters who spoke with David Carey, T-Mobile’s executive vice president for corporate services.
Carey said that keeping retail stock “was inefficient” because of low in-store demand for BlackBerry devices. This news follows BlackBerry’s own warnings about its future as it has decided to focus on the pro-sumer and enterprise market. BlackBerry also signed a letter of intent this week to take a $4.7 billion buyout offer‘ from Fairfax Financial.