Before the dominance of the iPhone and Android smartphones, Blackberry used to dominate as a popular phone brand. Now the company’s dominance in the smartphone industry is gradually decreasing. Recently, the company officially announced that it will stop supporting all its classic smartphone models. This means that any users who were using the BlackBerry Classic smartphone today will no longer be using it.
The company on Thursday officially announced that the company is now going to end support for smartphones running BlackBerry OS, 7.1 OS, PlayBook OS 2.1 series and BlackBerry 10. that the carrier or Wi-Fi of these devices is still working. Due to which basic functions like calls, cellular data, SMS and emergency calls on these smartphones may also stop getting reduced. The company will officially stop support for these models from January 4, 2022.
However, the company made it clear that its devices which work on Android. They will continue to get support in future also. In a press release for non-Android device users, the company said that, as a reminder, we are notifying that certain core services such as BlackBerry OS, 7.1 OS, PlayBook OS 2.1 series, and BlackBerry 10 will be supported further. Will close This is being done so that facilities like calls, SMS, emergency calls can be stopped through these devices.
Currently, OnwardMobility holds a license to manufacture BlackBerry devices. After the introduction of the iPhone, the market value of BlackBerry fell significantly, and eventually, the company lost its relevance.
When other brands like Samsung switched to touchscreen smartphones to stay in the market, Blackberry decided to continue with its older smartphones, and by then, it was too late to make a comeback. If you are also using an Android Blackberry smartphone, make sure to back up your phone data as soon as possible.
First appeared on BGR India after BlackBerry ended support for its Classic smartphone.