Blackberry to End Support for All Legacy Devices By January 4

With all of the failed makes an attempt to restore the Blackberry emblem—which incorporates the finish of its partnership with TCL—the logo is coming to an finish (for excellent), because it introduced that (*7*)it’s going to finish assist to legacy instruments operating Blackberry tool efficient January 4.

The top of existence assist covers nearly all Blackberry instruments—BlackBerry 7.1 OS and previous, BlackBerry 10 tool, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and previous variations—with the later Android variations being the previous few Blackberry instruments you’ll be able to nonetheless use in 2022.

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“Units operating those legacy products and services and tool thru both provider or Wi-Fi connections will now not reliably serve as, together with for information, telephone calls, SMS and 911 capability,” Blackberry stated in its remark. This mainly signifies that from January 4 onwards, all legacy Blackberry telephones will likely be not anything however a reminder in their wonderful previous within the 2000s.

This transfer follows Blackberry’s plans of transitioning right into a tool corporate, offering products and services to entrtprises and governments around the globe.

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Texas-based corporate OnwardMobility did trace that they’re creating a 5G-capable Blackberry telephone with the vintage QWERTY keyboard thru its Pre-Dedication Program in 2022. The corporate promised that the product will pop out via the top of 2022, however we have now but heard any updates from them since then.

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