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Yahoo CEO doesn't consider Blackberry a smartphone

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

BGR: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made waves when she announced she would be providing all the company's employees with a smartphone of their choice, unless they wanted a Blackberry.

In an interview with Fortune on Tuesday, Mayer reiterated that her company is moving away from using BlackBerry devices. But she also went a step further to rub salt in RIM’s wounds by stating repeatedly that she wants her employees to move “from BlackBerries to smartphones,” with the implication that BlackBerry devices no longer count as smartphones.

Although BlackBerry devices are obviously still smartphones, the fact that the company hasn’t released a new phone for the last year has left even of its longtime users feeling that their devices are no longer adequate.

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