GAME OVER The BlackBerry company is now specialized in software solutions
Smartphones running BlackBerry OS will soon stop working – Geeko
In the early 2000s, before the advent of smartphones as we know them today, the BlackBerry brand was particularly prestigious. Unfortunately, the company was unable to adapt to the new market; and has lost its aura over time. January 4, 2022 marked & agrave; its way on a fateful day for the brand: the one where & ugrave; she will say goodbye & agrave; their personal operating system.
Before Android and iOS became homogeneous, manufacturers used to design their operating systems in-house. This was notably the case of BlackBerry with BlackBerry OS. This era seems to have evolved today.
& Agrave; From January 4, 2022, devices running BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry 7.1 OS or earlier versions will see the majority. of their services to be deactivated. It will no longer be possible to make calls, send SMS or even make emergency calls. Wi-Fi and cellular data will also no longer be available. Native BlackBerry apps will not be spared.
A conclusion long announced
This situation, however, was long awaited by the last BlackBerry OS users, who in 2019 saw the services of BlackBerry Messenger and Black Berry's AppStore to be closed. The company also already had announced in 2016 that it planned to stop manufacturing telephones to focus on business and government service activities. & ldquo; Today, BlackBerry is focused on providing security software and services. smart to businesses and governments around the world, & rdquo; the brand announces.
& Obviously, this news only applies to BlackBerry phones running on the owner & rsquo; s OS. BlackBerry phones running Android will continue as of now. them to operate. The company also encourages users affected by this shutdown of services to switch to one of the new BlackBerry smartphones.