For anyone clinging to their BlackBerry mobile phones, theres some good news! While this OS is still being used until the end of 2020, Blackberry confirmed that they will be shutting down its major services. Coherent to their statements, the BlackBerrys World App store will eventually be closed at the end of 2019.
Is BlackBerry a dying company?
BlackBerry-branded phones from BlackBerry died in 2016 when the company quit the handset manufacturing business. TCL wasnt any more successful than BlackBerry selling Android phones, and in February 2020, BlackBerry announced that TCL was walking away.
Is BlackBerry coming back 2020?
BlackBerry is making a comeback in 2021 with a flagship rocking a physical keyboard. Texas-based Onward Mobility is working with Foxconn to launch a BlackBerry 5G flagship with a physical keyboard and high-end cameras in 2021.
Are BlackBerry phones still usable?
In 2017, we committed to providing at least two more years of support for BlackBerry 10 and at least two years of BlackBerry network access for BBOS devices. On January 4, 2022, devices running on these service offerings will no longer reliably function, including for data, phone calls, SMS and 9-1-1 functionality.