BlackBerry OS devices are practically dead after January 4


Pour one for the BlackBerry, the former king of mobile. The company announced that starting January 4, classic devices running BlackBerry OS 7.1 or earlier, as well as OS 10, will lose key services. And by key, we mean absolutely crucial capabilities, like phone calls, text messages, data, and even emergency access to 9-1-1. You can also expect to have issues with Wi-Fi and apps such as BlackBerry World and Desktop Manager, Liliputing reports. January 4 will also mark the end of the PlayBook, the company unhappy tablet.

Of course, none of this is a surprise. Blackberry close your app store and his popular messaging service (BBM) in 2019. There was really no coming back from that. If you recall, the company was way too late to respond to the iPhone threat, and failed to find much success adopting Android. At least it still has QNX, the modern BlackBerry operating system that powers infotainment systems from Toyota, Audi, Honda and many other popular automakers.

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