BlackBerry and previous versions will no longer be available starting from today.
Rumors of the disappearance of devices BlackBerry have come true and is that the company reported that from the next January 4, 2022(today), your services will stop working.
BlackBerry disclosed that legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier versions, as well as the software BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and previous versions will no longer be available after this date.
So starting From January 4, working devices will no longer operate reliably, including for data, phone calls, SMS and 9-1-1 functionality the company said in a press release.
Why is BlackBerry saying goodbye?
This is because the company transitioned to being a software company, as announced by the CEO and CEO of the company, John Chen, in 2016. So now, it is focused on “providing intelligent security software and services to companies and governments around the world.”
“In 2017, we made a commitment to provide at least two more years of support for BlackBerry 10 and at least two years of network access BlackBerry for BBOS devices ”, however, the company chose to extend its service until then“ as an expression of appreciation to our loyal partners and customers ”
BlackBerry added that the termination of its services and infrastructure will also affect the functionality of applications such as Enhanced Sim Based Licenses (ESBL) / Identity Based Licenses (IBL), email addresses hosted on BlackBerry, BlackBerry Link, BlackBerry Desktop Manager, BlackBerry Blend Y BlackBerry Protect.
And he assured that there will have no impact on the new BlackBerry Protect, which is an AI-based endpoint security solution.