Popular phone brand, Blackberry will stop stop existing starting from today, January 4th, 2022, as devices running on the operating system and services are no longer supported.
This brings to an end the era of the mobile phone which was widely accepted across the world and had huge sales in phone outlets.
According to Bloomberg, waterloo, formerly known as Research In Motion, whose signature handset in the 1990s came to embody working on the move, said handsets running its in-house software “will no longer be expected to reliably function” starting from today.
The development which was first announced in 2020, ends the phone brand which was widely accepted because of it’s reliability and security.
Blackberry’s market started crashing after Apple and Android started releasing phones which gained quick access in phone outlets.
Blackberry stopped making its own smartphones in 2016, shifting to a software-only business and licensing its brand and services to TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited, which continued to release devices until its deal ran out in 2020.
The TCL devices were powered by Alphabet Inc’s Android OS and will be supported until August.
The company said, “These devices will lack the ability to receive over the air provisioning updates and as such, this functionality will no longer be expected to reliably function, including for data, phone calls, SMS and 9-1-1 functionality. Applications will also have limited functionality.”
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