Classic BlackBerry no longer works
Classic BlackBerry no longer works

You can no longer use your old BlackBerry phone because the company has stopped supporting its classic devices with BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry 7.1 and earlier.

This means that all your old non-Android devices will no longer be able to use data, send text messages, access the internet, or make phone calls.

Although most mobile phone users no longer use PlayBerry — the latest version of the operating system was released in 2013 — the decision to end support for their phones marks the end of what was previously considered high-tech.

The company announced the news in September 2020 as part of an effort to focus on providing security software and services to organizations and governments around the world under the BlackBerry Limited name.

The company has withdrawn from the mobile communications market since 2016. However, over the years it has continued to license its brand to mobile phone manufacturers, including TCL.

It also recently licensed its OnwardMobility brand for use on Blackberry 5G Android devices.

The company's physical keyboard cell phones, launched in the late 1990s to early 2000s, were once very popular.

The keyboard will appeal to professionals who want the flexibility to be flexible outside the office with some of the tools they use on their computer.

These devices have become status symbols and props for people and celebrities on Wall Street (such as Kim Kardashian and even former President Barack Obama). This is due, among other things, to its good reputation in the field of security. At its peak in 2012, the company had more than 80 million active users.

The company was traded as Research In Motion in 1996 and is equipped with a so-called two-way pager.

Its first device, Inter@ctive Pager, allows customers to respond to pagers using a physical keyboard, which is a combination of email and text messages.

Old BlackBerry devices will lose functionality in 2022

Three years later, RIM launched a competition in the BlackBerry 850 called BlackBerry.

But the Apple touchscreen revolution in 2007 made BlackBerry products incomplete. The company experimented with models with a touch screen and a retractable keyboard, but with little success.

I've also designed cell phones without a physical keyboard. But these phones lack the company's main feature, the tactile keyboard.

The company ditched its own operating system, switched to Android, and added security software. It has had some success with corporate security and automotive software programs.

Although TCL will stop making BlackBerry-branded devices in 2020. Some fans are waiting for the arrival of BlackBerry 5G from OnwardMobility.

The BlackBerry 5G device was originally scheduled to hit the market in 2021. Despite the delay, the site still displays a "2021 is coming" banner.

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