BUZZ-BlackBerry Ltd: To stop making Classic smartphone

Tue Jul 5, 2016 11:22am EDT
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** Canadian smartphone maker's shares down 3.7 pct at C$8.56; U.S.-listed shares down 2.4 pct at $6.60

** Biggest intraday pct loss in a week for both stocks

** To stop making its Classic smartphone, 18 months after launching it in an effort to entice users who prefer physical, rather than touch, keyboards

** Up to Friday's close, BlackBerry's U.S.-listed stock had fallen 27 pct this year