You may be thinking that you have already read this same news not once, but even twice, but this time it seems to be the final one, or at least for a part of your devices. And it is that the old phones that run BlackBerry OS will now be officially out of support, since according to the company itself, on January 4, 2022 End of support for legacy services for BlackBerry OS and PlayBook OS.
This means that all those phones with BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry 7.1 OS or earlier operating systems, they will no longer reliably support phone calls, text messages, or emergency calls, completely losing all their telephony functions. Furthermore, the company has also stated that Wi-Fi and mobile data functions could also become unreliable, and applications such as BlackBerry Link, Desktop Manager, World, Protect, Messenger, and Blend will also have limited functionality.
However, as we said, this news does not come as a surprise either. And it is that the company closed its application store and its popular Messenger service already in 2019, a date that marked the beginning of an inevitable end.
On the other hand, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is also nearing the end of its useful life as of January 4, meeting the same service limitations. However, we are talking about a tablet that is 10 years old, so it is really possible that this tablet did not offer a particularly powerful or fast user experience at the moment.
In fact, we are still amazed at the qualification in this announcement, as the user base for this tablet must be really slim, as BlackBerry discontinued the tablet just a year after launch, suggesting that there probably never was any. a high demand for this PlayBook.
Thus, none of this will imply the complete disappearance of Blackberry, since the company still counts QNX, its most modern operating system that currently powers the information and entertainment systems of some automobile manufacturers such as Toyota, Audi, or Honda, among others.