San Francisco: Blackberry, one of the crucial in style cellphone manufacturers of the period earlier than smartphones took over, has introduced that it’s ending help for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software program, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier variations from January 4.
The corporate stated that as of January 4, gadgets working these legacy companies and software program by means of both service or WiFi connections will not reliably operate, together with for information, cellphone calls, SMS and 9-1-1 performance.
“We thank our many loyal clients and companions over time,” the corporate stated.
These gadgets will lack the power to obtain over the air provisioning updates and as such, this performance will not be anticipated to reliably operate, together with for information, cellphone calls, SMS and 9-1-1 performance.
Functions (BlackBerry Hyperlink, BlackBerry Desktop Supervisor, and BlackBerry Mix) can even have restricted performance.
The corporate talked about that BBM Enterprise and BBM Enterprise for Particular person Use (BBMe) will proceed to be accessible on different platforms.
It additionally stated that on BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, the service adjustments won’t impression customers capacity to entry their Password Keeper information, as it’s saved domestically.
“In case you are trying to transfer to a different Password Administration Software or BlackBerry Password Keeper for Android, you will want to manually create new entries in your new smartphone,” the corporate stated.