Blackberry is a Canadian cyber security and software company. The company developed it’s brand with smartphones, interactive pagers and tablets over the years.
The company announced the end of an iconic era as they shift from the all popular black iconic QWERTY keypad phone after the official software managing the use of such phones was decommissioned.
This generally means all Blackberry phones that were working on the company’s own operating system will no longer work starting January 4th.
The company also announced that all it’s devices running on these legacy services and software through either carrier or Wi-Fi connections will no longer function and can’t perform simple tasks including data, phone calls, SMS and emergency 9-1-1 functionality according to the company in a statement on December 22, 2021.
This attempt is in reply to the companies earlier statement on September 9 issued by the CEO John Chen when he stated that the company was transitioning to become a strictly software company and decommissioning all it’s legacy services.
Their last version of the Blackberry was launched in 2013 and since then the company started phasing out their devices which has the Blackberry name until they stopped production in 2016 and now only their android devices are going to be available on the market.
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