BlackBerry Legacy Devices and Services will Hit End of Life on January 4th 2022

 

In 2016 BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced that the company’s transition to a software company was complete. With this transition being completed, BlackBerry was now ready to move away from their legacy devices and services. Now out of gratitude to the customers who used their devices and service, BlackBerry had extended the life of these devices a few times.

Well, it looks like BlackBerry is finally ready to pull the plug. BlackBerry has announced that they will be decommissioning the legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions on January 4th, 2022.

In 2016, BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen announced that the company’s transition to a software company was complete. Since then, we’ve made great strides executing on our business strategy and today, we are focused on providing intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world.

As another milestone in the BlackBerry journey, we will be taking steps to decommission the legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions, with an end of life or termination date of January 4, 2022. We have chosen to extend our service until then as an expression of thanks to our loyal partners and customers.

With the End of Life process, BlackBerry will be removing back end infrastructure for services such as BlackBerry Link, BlackBerry Desktop Manager, and BlackBerry Blend. These services will no longer work once this happens. You can see a full list of devices, services, software, and applications that will be effected here.

If you are using a BlackBerry Android device, you have nothing to worry about as these devices will not be impacted. If you are using BBM on BlackBerry 10 or BlackBerry OS you will no longer be able to use this services either. BBMe will no longer work on BlackBerry OS/BB10 devices either. If you are using BBMe on Android or iOS this will not be effected.

This isn’t the greatest news but we all knew this day would eventually come as BlackBerry is ready to move on. If you have any questions you can refer to the announcement on BlackBerry’s website with the link below.

 

BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS Services FAQ

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