BlackBerry will no longer support its classic handsets running OS 10, 7.1, and previous versions (January 4, 2022).
Devices connected to these service offerings by carrier or Wi-Fi connections will no longer function reliably, including data, phone calls, SMS, and 9-1-1, according to the business.
While the majority of mobile users have abandoned BlackBerry, the termination of support for the company's phones will signal the end of what was once considered cutting-edge technology.
BlackBerry Limited announced the discontinuation of the phones in September 2020 as part of the company's efforts to focus on providing security software and services to corporations and governments throughout the world.
BlackBerry (BB) has been out of business since 2016, but it has granted licences to phone manufacturers over the years, including TCL and, most recently, OnwardMobility, an Austin, Texas-based security firm, for a 5G Blackberry handset running Android software.
BlackBerry phones running on Android will not be affected by the end of support.
BlackBerry devices were originally seen to be a status symbol. BlackBerry had more than 80 million active users throughout the world at its peak in 2012.