If you also have a Blackberry phone, then buy a new phone before January 4, because on January 4, the BlackBerry phone will become a box, almost all the functionality of the phone will be lost. In fact, BlackBerry stopped making its popular QWERTY keypad—the BlackBerryOS phone—years ago, but the device still offered software support. However it is not going to last long. The company has now announced that it is officially ending support for BlackBerryOS devices on January 4, 2021.
Calling and texting all off
BlackBerry has announced that BlackBerry phones running BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier BlackBerry 10 software will no longer receive legacy services after January 4 this year. This means that these phones may lose basic functionality like calling and texting.
“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,” BlackBerry said in a new blog post. provides.”
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Company has stopped BBM support in 2019
BlackBerry also ended support for its popular BlackBerry Messenger service (BBM) in 2019. The company will also stop supporting its tablet operating systems such as BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and its earlier versions.
Blackberry was set to make a comeback in 2020 as per its new announcement. After being dropped by TCL earlier in 2020, BlackBerry had announced a licensing partnership with OnwardMobility and Foxconn Technology Group subsidiary FIH Mobile Ltd to bring out new smartphones with QWERTY keypads.
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Company can launch Android phone!
However, since then there has been no update regarding this. How the new developments affect the return of the company remains to be seen. The new phone was announced to launch with Android software, so the return of BlackberryOS remains skeptical. More details about these phones may come later.