Even the most basic features of mobile phones will not be available on BlackBerryOS-enabled devices.
It’s also awesome to think about what a user experience a dawn of 2022 could have on a mobile that replaced the 2015 BlackBerry OS, or god forbid the even older BlackBerry 10 will drive it. Soon, however, there will really be every reason for those who for some reason would have insisted on such a device to replace the phones of a company known for its great keyboards.
A BlackBerry announcement in fact, instead of the previously planned shutdown at the end of 2019, support for the two operating systems (and their tablet, Playbook) will be phased out permanently on January 4, 2022.
As a result, features that are absolutely essential to a cell phone, such as phone calls (including emergency calls), sending and receiving SMS messages, mobile data traffic, or Wi-Fi connectivity, will “not work reliably.” Incidentally, the date was announced much earlier, in September 2020 (when the latest extension of support was announced), now they just reminded their customers that in many ways their obsolete devices will be almost completely unusable.
Some have tried to find software solutions to keep the devices alive, but these attempts have been reportedly largely unsuccessful, but at best it is questionable whether they will continue to work after the necessary services are shut down. BlackBerry mobiles, however, have not fully recovered, and they have a future even though in 2020 the then licensing partner dropped production of additional devices. Since then, BlackBerry has found a new partner to work on developing a 5G-capable smartphone.
Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.
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