On January 4th, classic Blackberry devices will cease to function normally

On January 4th, classic Blackberry devices will cease to function normally

Posted on Dec. 22, Blackberry reminded its users of the impending shutdown of legacy services for the phone. Download our local news and weather app for iOS or Android — and choose the alerts you want. “As a reminder, the legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions, will no longer be available after January 4, 2022,” the statement reads.

The original news that Blackberry’s phone service would be discontinued was made in September of 2020. Published on January 2, 2022 and updated at 3:50 pm on January 2, 2022. In 2008, a woman uses her Blackberry. Getty Images/Alex Wong In 2008, a woman uses her Blackberry. In a statement, Blackberry warned consumers that service for its classic handsets will be discontinued on January 4th.

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