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BlackBerry OS End of Life

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Updated December 22, 2021: As a reminder, the legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions, will no longer be available after January 4, 2022. As of this date, devices running these legacy services and software through either carrier or Wi-Fi connections will no longer reliably function, including for data, phone calls, SMS and 9-1-1 functionality.

We thank our many loyal customers and partners over the years and invite you to learn more about how BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world.

Originally published September 9, 2020:

In 2016, BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen announced that the company’s transition to a software company was complete. Since then, we’ve made great strides executing on our business strategy and today, we are focused on providing intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world.
As another milestone in the BlackBerry journey, we will be taking steps to decommission the legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions, with an end of life or termination date of January 4, 2022. As of this date, devices running these legacy services and software through either carrier or Wi-Fi connections will no longer reliably function, including for data, phone calls, SMS and 9-1-1 functionality. We have chosen to extend our service until then as an expression of thanks to our loyal partners and customers.

 

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The company announced the end of life of features like calling, texting, and data on classic BlackBerry devices such as those running BlackBerry OS 7.1 or earlier, or OS 10.

 

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We can say "END OF AN ERA", what current generation feeling about iPhone that feeling given Blackberry on their time. Special data packs etc, etc.
 

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Blackberry is the dream mobile of childhood days with qwerty keypad wow just a awesome gadget who hold it in the past 😍😒
By when I got my hands into one in 2016. It was just not worth it.

 

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not every full stop is meant for end actually a new begining may be

The new 5G BlackBerry smartphone, to be launched by OnwardMobility, will be based on Android with the inclusion of the physical keyboard.

The iconic BlackBerry is “not dead” and is set to make a comeback in 2022, a Texas-based security solutions start-up said, reminding lovers of the legacy handset that a 5G BlackBerry smartphone will be launched this year. The note comes as BlackBerry pulled the plug on its devices earlier this month.

The Texas firm, OnwardMobility, had announced in 2020 itself that it is bringing back the BlackBerry brand, and was set to launchthe 5G set in 2021.

 
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