Aany device running on BlackBerry software after Jan. 4 “will no longer work reliably,” according to the company.
“As another milestone in BlackBerry’s journey, we will be taking action to retire legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier, with a release date. end of life or termination of January 4, 2022”, a company declaration read.
A person using a device with the software will not be guaranteed to perform calls, texting, using data, having an SMS connection or calling the police, according to the statement.
The company thanked its loyal partners and customers.
“In 2016, BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced that the company’s transition to a software company was complete,” the statement said. “Since then, we have made great strides in executing our business strategy and today we are focused on delivering intelligent security software and services to businesses and governments around the world.”
The service will be extended until January 4 “as a thank you to our loyal partners and customers,” according to BlackBerry.
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