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Alert: BlackBerry OS phones will stop working from January 4

Tech Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi

Published by: Pradeep Pandey
Updated Mon, 03 Jan 2022 02:11 PM IST

Summary

BlackBerry 7.1 OS, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions will be discontinued from January 4. These versions will no longer be updated in any way in the future.

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BlackBerry has already said goodbye to the smartphone market. There was a time when the craze of Blackberry used to speak in the heads of the people, but today people will hardly understand the smartphone if they say Blackberry. Currently the market is dominated by iPhone and Android phones, Blackberry phones are missing from the market. Although some people still have Blackberry phones, although the trouble of such people is going to increase now.

BlackBerry has said that it is discontinuing the BlackBerry operating system with effect from January 4, 2022. In September last year, BlackBerry had announced no customer support with the new phone, but gave those who have the phone till January 4. For your information, let us tell you that it will not affect those Blackberry phones which have Android operating system in Blackberry phones.

BlackBerry 7.1 OS, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions will be discontinued from January 4. These versions will no longer be updated in any way in the future. This means that BlackBerry phones will now be able to access data, make phone calls, send text messages and even call the emergency number 911 over cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity.

Let us tell you that BlackBerry had partnered with Android in 2015, since then BlackBerry phones are being launched with Android OS. In 2016, the BlackBerry license was taken over by TCL. Blackberry is marketed by Optiemus Infracom in the Indian market. TCL has introduced smartphones like BlackBerry KeyOne and Key2 after taking the license of BlackBerry.

TCL said in February 2020 that it would no longer launch BlackBerry phones. Previously, companies that licensed BlackBerry had introduced phones until 2018. Texas-based company OnwardMobility released the teaser of Blackberry’s 5G phone in 2020 but till now no information has been received about the launch and availability of the phone.

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BlackBerry has already said goodbye to the smartphone market. There was a time when the craze of Blackberry used to speak in the heads of the people, but today people will hardly understand the smartphone if they say Blackberry. Currently the market is dominated by iPhone and Android phones, Blackberry phones are missing from the market. Although some people still have Blackberry phones, although the trouble of such people is going to increase now.

BlackBerry has said that it is discontinuing the BlackBerry operating system with effect from January 4, 2022. In September last year, BlackBerry had announced no customer support with the new phone, but gave those who have the phone till January 4. For your information, let us tell you that this will not affect those Blackberry phones which have Android operating system in Blackberry phones.

BlackBerry 7.1 OS, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions will be discontinued from January 4. These versions will no longer be updated in any way in the future. This means that BlackBerry phones will now be able to access data, make phone calls, send text messages and even call the emergency number 911 over cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity.

Let us tell you that BlackBerry had partnered with Android in 2015, since then BlackBerry phones are being launched with Android OS. In 2016, the BlackBerry license was taken over by TCL. Blackberry is marketed by Optiemus Infracom in the Indian market. TCL has introduced smartphones like BlackBerry KeyOne and Key2 after taking the license of BlackBerry.

TCL said in February 2020 that it would no longer launch BlackBerry phones. Previously, companies that licensed BlackBerry had introduced phones until 2018. Texas-based company OnwardMobility released the teaser of Blackberry’s 5G phone in 2020 but till now no information has been received about the launch and availability of the phone.

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