BlackBerry OS Devices Will Officially Stop Working After 4 January
The BlackBerry used to be a thing back in the early 2000s before the Android and iPhone era took over and it's impossible to make a big bounce with many brands fighting in the market now. All the more impossible as the brand made an official announcement on its website that all of its classic phones that run BlackBerry OS support will no longer be supported after 4 January.
According to the company, basic features like emergency calls, sending SMS, networking calling, and activating cellular data will stop functioning. However, BlackBerry devices that run on Android will not be affected.
As another milestone in the BlackBerry journey, we will be taking steps to decommission the legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions, with an end of life or termination date of January 4, 2022. As of this date, devices running these legacy services and software through either carrier or Wi-Fi connections will no longer reliably function, including for data, phone calls, SMS and 9-1-1 functionality.