Classic Blackberry Devices to Stop Working Normally on Jan. 4

The original announcement that Blackberry would be discontinuing its phone service was made in September of 2020

A woman works on her Blackberry in 2008
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Blackberry will discontinue service for its classic devices on Jan. 4, the company reminded users in a statement.

Posted on Dec. 22, Blackberry reminded its users of the impending shutdown of legacy services for the phone.

"As a reminder, the legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions, will no longer be available after January 4, 2022," the statement reads.

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