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Death of The Original Blackberry

(Topic created on: 05-01-2022 04:05 PM)
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JAMES4578
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Blackberry has now discontinued the service on its original classic phones which will affect legacy Devices not running Android software. From 4 January legacy services and software will not reliably function via cellular or wifi connection.  Are there many fans of the devices with the QWERTY  keyboard, I never had a personal device but mind they used to be  somewhat trendy.

See more information here https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/31/22861141/blackberry-legacy-devices-dead-lose-functionality-janua... https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jan/03/blackberry-discontinue-service-classic 

 

Some history here https://www.pocket-lint.com/phones/news/137319-farewell-blackberry-os-here-are-the-23-best-blackberr... 

 

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Pugs1957
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I had one for a while. Groundbreaking in its day but so was the wheel. Other phone manufacturers evolved into "cars", Blackberry produced wheelbarrows until its demise.
Knightshift76
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I still have my Curve 8520 in White
ChelseaH
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I used to have a Blackberry in high school and remember absolutely loving it at the time. I couldn't imagine going back to one now though 😂

SAVVYSCLUTTER
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I have several and still use them. Not 'reliably functioning' is different to not functioning at all!