BlackBerry is a smartphone brand that became a former king thanks to its messenger ecosystem which was widely used by business people and young people in the past 13 years. But shocking news has hit the company again, they have announced that starting January 4, 2022, their classic devices running BlackBerry OS 7.1 or earlier, as well as OS 10, will lose their primary service.
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Basically, what it means is very important capabilities, such as phone calls, texting, data, and even 9-1-1 emergency access. Users may also experience problems with Wi-Fi and applications such as BlackBerry World and the Desktop manager. January 4th will also mark the end of the PlayBook, their tablet which also doesn’t have a good history.
Of course, none of this is too surprising. BlackBerry closed its Messenger (BBM) app store and service in 2019. The company seemed too slow to respond to threats from the iPhone, and also too late to adopt Android. But at least there’s QNX, BlackBerry’s modern operating system that supports infotainment systems from Toyota, Audi, Honda, and many other popular automakers.
— The Verge (@verge) December 31, 2021
In addition to the main news in this article, the KotGa Crew also has an interesting discussion that you can watch in the video below.