The BlackBerry is being forced into retirement!
Starting Tuesday, January 4th, BlackBerry will officially stop its service and will become a phone of the past. After its "end of life date," as BlackBerry is calling it, the BlackBerry operating system and software "will not longer reliably function." This comes as the company picots to enterprise software and cybersecurity. Old BlackBerry devices won't be able. to send a text message or dial 911.
BlackBerry says in a statement:
As a reminder, the legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions, will no longer be available after 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.
We thank our many loyal customers and partners over the years and invite you to learn more about how BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world.
More information and details can be found here.