From a feature phone that can only answer calls to the frequent iterations of today’s smart phones, it has only been more than two decades. In the past few years, how many mobile phone brands have been ups and downs in this rolling wave, some ride the waves, and some once stood at the top, and now they are like waves rushing to the beach, gradually dissipating…
As a brand that was once regarded as the first choice by many business people, the BlackBerry in the mobile phone era is the wave that is gradually approaching the beach.
Recently, BlackBerry announced that: after January 4, 2022, it will no longer provide old services applicable to BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier, and these services will be connected through the vendor or Wi-Fi. Traditional services and software will no longer operate reliably.
Not only system support, BlackBerry also said that WiFi and mobile data will also be affected, including application functions including BlackBerry Link, BlackBerry Desktop Manager, BlackBerry World, BlackBerry Protect, BlackBerry Messenger and BlackBerry Blend will be limited.
This also means that if you have BlackBerry devices equipped with the above system versions (including most models of BlackBerry phones and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets), they will no longer be “normally used” in the near future, which belongs to the era of BlackBerry. , It is necessary to draw a full stop.
In 2016, BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen announced that the company has completed its transformation into a software company. Today, BlackBerry is an enterprise software and network focused on providing smart and secure software and services to businesses and governments around the world. Security company.
As a brand that once had about 20% of the global market, BlackBerry, which is not what it used to be, can’t help but make people feel a little embarrassed.
In the first decade of the 21st century, with excellent security, stable Push Mail e-mail service and unique QWERTY keyboard appearance, BlackBerry quickly occupied a place in the era of prosperous feature phones. But after these advantages, it has become a constraint factor in the development of BlackBerry in the era of smart phones.
The BlackBerry of the year was unique in terms of security. The security system constructed by hardware identification, encryption algorithms, private server transmission, enterprise management, closed software applications, etc. allowed politicians from many countries including Obama , Are more willing to choose BlackBerry phones.
One of the foundations for this excellent security is the unopened system source code BlackBerry OS. However, the lack of open system source code means that there will be fewer system software and applications for BlackBerry and other mobile operating systems.
After the emergence of smart phones, the functions of mobile phones in people’s lives have rapidly increased. Between the sudden emergence of iOS and the open source Android system, BlackBerry, which cannot provide users with more functional requirements, appears to be “unacceptable.”
Although starting in 2012, BlackBerry has developed a new operating system, BlackBerry 10, and has also introduced several new models of Z10, Q5 and Q10. The BlackBerry Priv launched in 2015 has also tried to move closer to the Android system from BlackBerry OS. It’s too late”.
With the development of the mobile Internet and changes in people’s social life styles, BlackBerry’s stable e-mail service does not have too many advantages in front of text messages and social software. It has always insisted on retaining the QWERTY keyboard in the design of the mobile phone, and it does not integrate the touch screen and the keyboard and the two operation methods well, so the user experience will naturally be compromised.
Looking back at the end of the journey, from the former “Swordsman mobile phone rivers and lakes” to the fall from the peak, BlackBerry was retaken by the huge wave of technology and mobile Internet development. It was the result of the wrong choice of development thinking, and it failed to comply. The development of the times and the “natural selection” of user needs.
Therefore, the past glory can only belong to the past.
This article is published under the authorization of Aifaner, and the original title is “BlackBerry OS devices will terminate service support, and the BlackBerry in hand is “useless”.”