There will be no more BlackBerry smartphones

04 February 2020

The BlackBerry brand can be called legendary. It traces its history back to 1984. Many years have passed since then. During this period, the company has released a lot of phones (including "smart" phones). Some have become iconic - especially in the corporate environment.

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For example, one of the BlackBerrys was used by Barack Obama, the president of the United States. Among other things, the BlackBerry 10 was handed out to employees of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Alas, things are changing. BlackBerry has not been doing well lately. It failed to find a place in the world of the iPhone. It was taken over by China's TCL Communication.

The new owners let BlackBerry live. Smartphones continued to come out under this brand. Unfortunately, they did not win the love of the public. This led to the logical consequences.

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TCL Communication has reportedly "killed" BlackBerry. Production of its devices has been discontinued. Moreover - old models will disappear from sale. They will disappear from the shelves on August 31, 2020.

The good news is that technical support will remain. Warranty and service will continue until August 31, 2022. Will there be software updates? No details.

The BlackBerry Key2, BlackBerry Evolve, BlackBerry Evolve X and BlackBerry Key2 LE are considered the most "current" handsets. All of them appeared in 2018.