BlackBerry Officially Shuts Down Services Worldwide

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Popular mobile phone giant, BlackBerry Ltd., formerly known as Research In Motion, has announced that its original operating system and services will no longer be supported on its device.

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On January 4, 2022, Blackberry also announced that older phones running Blackberry 10, 7.1 OS and earlier will no longer work.

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According to after Tuesday, the services required to keep wireless connectivity/data services running on the mobile devices and others will be switched off.

The shutdown is part of an “end of life” decommissioning programme that was initially announced in 2020.

As a reminder, the legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions, will no longer be available after January 4, 2022,” Blackberry said on its website, “As of this date, devices running these legacy services and software through either carrier or Wi-Fi connections will no longer reliably function, including for data, phone calls, SMS and 9-1-1 functionality.

The Canada-based company stopped producing its own smartphones in 2016, migrating to a software-only business and licensing its brand and services to TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd. which continued to release devices until its production deal concluded in 2020.

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