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BlackBerry users bid farewell to one of the most classy smartphones out there

by Grace Sundram

BlackBerry was the most popular smartphone brand before the iPhone and Android became popular. With people’s craze for Blackberry Messenger (BBM), it once dominated the smartphone world, putting itself on par with Nokia in its golden age. However, the introduction of the iPhone and Android has caused BlackBerry’s world to crumble, and the company’s service has now been discontinued.


All devices running the old BlackBerry operating system (OS), such as BlackBerry 10, OS 7.1, BlackBerry PlayBook OS, and earlier, will no longer be able to use all BlackBerry services as of January 4, 2022. This includes data usage, internet access, SMS sending and receiving, and phone calls, including 911 emergency calls.

Other BlackBerry services, such as BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) Consumer, BlackBerry email, BlackBerry ID, BlackBerry Protect, and others, were also discontinued, according to BlackBerry.


However, Android-based Blackberry devices can still be used. The BlackBerry Priv, BlackBerry KEYone, and BlackBerry KEY2 are among the devices available.

This service has been ended since September 2020, and the official deadline was on January 4, 2022.

Many people are unsurprised by the news of the BlackBerry service’s termination because BlackBerry has long since abandoned consumer device manufacturing and focused solely on security services. The Priv and DTEK50 are their most recent phones, both of which run on Android.


The BlackBerry name was then licenced to TCL to produce the device, and the KEYone and KEY2 were born. TCL subsequently ceased production of BlackBerry phones, and it is rumoured that a new licensee, OnwardMobility, will take over. OnwardMobility’s website claims that a BlackBerry 5G device will be released in 2021, but no news has been received to date.

BlackBerry was founded by Research In Motion, a company that was established in 1996. With the addition of a full keyboard and BBM, BlackBerry has grown in popularity around the world as a computer alternative that sends messages quickly. The BlackBerry’s glory has been shattered by the arrival of the iPhone and Android, as well as messaging apps like WhatsApp. BBM’s delay in allowing integration with OS platforms other than BlackBerry is one of the reasons.

We will solemnly miss you!

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