The Blackberry era will come to an end in 2022, with the company discontinuing support for all classic OS smartphones on January 4, 2022

Blackberry, formerly one of the most popular smartphone companies, is now putting an end to its storey, announcing that support for its smartphones will be discontinued in 2022. Blackberry has announced that all original Blackberry OS and Blackberry 10-powered handsets will no longer be supported. Customers who continue to use phones that run its software have been informed that they will no longer receive fixes to ensure that their carrier or Wi-Fi connection remains operational.

This means that even basic operations on Blackberry phones, such as calls, cellular internet, SMS, and emergency calls, may cease to function. It is critical to note that this change will not affect Blackberry handsets powered by Android. The company will formally discontinue support for Blackberry OS and Blackberry 10-powered handsets on January 4, 2022.

“As a reminder, legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions, and BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions will be unavailable after January 4, 2022. As of this date, handsets that use these old services and software over carrier or Wi-Fi connections will no longer function reliably, including data, phone calls, SMS, and 9-1-1 functions “According to Blackberry’s press release.

Those who continue to use Blackberry phones should back up their data as soon as possible. According to BlackBerry, WiFi and mobile data may become inconsistent, and programmes such as BlackBerry Link, BlackBerry Desktop Manager, BlackBerry World, BlackBerry Protect, BlackBerry Messenger, and BlackBerry Blend may have “limited operation.” Back in the day, Blackberry, a brand with the same appeal as Apple’s iPhone today, was one of the most sought-after cellphones. A decade ago, Blackberry was known for its encryption and was the preferred choice for security-conscious consumers or high-profile users.

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