Download BlackBerry Phones with BlackBerry OS Will be Dead Post January 4 for free
Although BlackBerry itself stopped making phones a while ago, it still offered support for the existing ones. It turns out that the BlackBerry era is officially coming to an end soon, as the company has decided to stop supporting phones with BlackBerry OS starting next month.
BlackBerry OS phones will be history next week
BlackBerry has revealed that BlackBerry phones with BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier and BlackBerry 10 software, will no longer get the legacy services after January 4, 2022. That means basic services like calling, texting, the 911 functionality and more will no longer be available to users, rendering the phones completely unusable.
The company will also stop supporting BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions, which are intended for the BlackBerry tablet. This news was first announced in September last year. However, this does not affect the BlackBerry phones with Android.
BlackBerry, through a blog post said, “We thank our many loyal customers and partners over the years and invite you to learn more about how BlackBerry delivers intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world.“
This announcement comes after the company decided to end its then-popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service and even its app store in 2019.
The decision to end support for BlackBerry OS supported phones isn’t surprising given that the company had shown signs of pulling out of the smartphone race since the iPhone came into being and Android moved toward large touchscreen phones. It was is expected to introduce a 5G phone Android is running, but that hasn’t seen the light of day yet.
Nevertheless, BlackBerry hasn’t completely disappeared. The company still makes software for infotainment systems, enterprises, and more. It has also licensed the Blackberry brand to third-party OEMs who have launched Android phones in the past. But we haven’t seen any new developments in this area for quite some time now. Anyway, have you ever used a BlackBerry phone? Do you miss BlackBerry? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!