Your old Blackberry phone won’t work anymore after Tuesday.
- Older Blackberry devices not running on Android software won’t use data or send text messages.
- You also can’t access the internet or make calls — even to emergency contacts like 911.
- Blackberry said in December 2021 that its devices would stop functioning beginning in January.
Blackberry isn’t a major device anymore. The last operating system launched in 2013, after all, and plenty of people moved onto Android and Apple devices. Blackberry has remained somewhat irrelevant culturally for years.
- “The wars waged over BlackBerry use — in the movie theater, at the dinner table, during ballet recitals and T-ball games, while crossing the street — foreshadowed the endless tug-of-war for attention and presence that many face in the age of ubiquitous smartphones, social media and Slack,” per The Washington Post.
- Per the New York Post, former President Barack Obama refused to give up his Blackberry after becoming president in 2009.