AAny device running on BlackBerry software after Jan. 4 “will no longer work reliably,” according to the company.
“As another step in the BlackBerry journey, we will take action to terminate legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier, with an end date. life or termination on January 4, 2022, “a business declaration read.
A person using a device with the software will not be guaranteed to be able to make calls, send texts, use data, have an SMS connection or call the police, the statement said.
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The company thanked its loyal partners and customers.
“In 2016, BlackBerry Executive Chairman and 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.
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The service will be extended until January 4 “as a thank you to our loyal partners and customers,” according to BlackBerry.