Blackberry Smartphones to Stop working as the Company Finally Shuts Down


Blackberry has killed its smartphones. Push-button devices stopped working around the world

The era is gone. Yesterday, January 4th, Blackberry announced that it was shutting down its services worldwide. As a result of disabling them, smartphones running BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry PlayBook OS will no longer work fully. These are such legendary devices as:

  • Blackberry Q10,
  • Blackberry Classic
  • Blackberry Passport
  • Blackberry Z10 / Z30
  • Blackberry 9900/9360 etc.

BlackBerry stopped making smartphones and tablets with its own operating system many years ago, switching to Android back in 2015. Later, the company abandoned the production of devices altogether and changed its profile to corporate software, transferring the business of smartphones under the BlackBerry brand to other companies.

However, there are many original BlackBerry users in the world who have been working all this time and have had some support from the manufacturer. Now the devices will become virtually useless, since the BlackBerry OS was initially positioned as a secure system, and most of its functions were tied to the branded services of the brand. From January 4th, they will no longer support reliable phone calls, SMS, and 911 emergency calls. Wi-Fi and mobile internet may become unstable, and applications such as BlackBerry Link, BlackBerry Desktop Manager, BlackBerry World, BlackBerry Protect, BlackBerry Messenger, and BlackBerry Blend will have limited functionality.

Please note that these problems will not affect BlackBerry smartphones running Android – these are Priv, KeyOne, Key2 and others.