FRAMINGHAM – The Blackberry becomes extinct today,
As of January 4, 2022, all classic BlackBerry smartphones running versions of BlackBerry OS will no longer work for calls, text messages, data, and even 9-1-1 calls.
Basically, the device becomes useless.
WiFi and mobile data may also become “unreliable,” with apps like BlackBerry Link, BlackBerry World, BlackBerry Protect, BlackBerry Messenger, BlackBerry Blend and BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
“Letting go of the past is always bittersweet, even when a brighter future awaits,” said BlackBerry CEO John Chen in the company’s blog post. “We have been holding off on decommissioning the BlackBerry service out of loyalty to our customers for a long time.”