As BlackBerry rolls deeper into the smartphone world with the launch of BlackBerry 10, it looks like some countries will be left off of the map.
The device maker confirmed today that it has no plans to launch any BlackBerry 10 smartphones in Japan.
"We are in the process of launching BlackBerry 10 globally in key markets and we are seeing positive demand for the BlackBerry Z10 in countries where it has already launched," a BlackBerry spokesperson told CNET in an e-mail. "Japan is not a major market for BlackBerry, and we have no plans to launch BlackBerry 10 smartphones there at this time."
It's unclear if BlackBerry will forgo selling its smartphones in other countries also. Despite the company's decision not to launch BlackBerry 10 in Japan, its spokesperson did say, "we will continue to support BlackBerry customers in Japan."