If there is one thing that BlackBerry is known for, apart from creating keyboard phones, is their security. At one point in time the company was used by businesses and governments due to their security features, which was also brought over to consumer devices. Unfortunately for BlackBerry PRIV users, those security features are coming to an end.
In an update on BlackBerry’s website, the company has announced that they will be stopping the monthly security updates that have been released to the phone. To be fair, BlackBerry did promise that they would deliver 2 years worth of monthly security updates, and they have fulfilled their end of the deal, although we’re sure that many users would have preferred if they kept at it.
However this doesn’t mean that they’ll stop supporting the phone entirely. The company states that should critical vulnerabilities popup, they will be addressed. They also state that they will be fulfill all warranty obligations, and they will also be introducing a trade-up program, where users of the PRIV can upgrade themselves to the KeyOne or Motion.
BlackBerry also highlights how when they built their phones, they also tweaked Android to ensure that certain features in the OS would be secured against attacks, so despite not having monthly updates, they believe that they have laid the foundation for a secure device, which we suppose should be rather comforting knowledge.
- 544 PPI
- f/2.2 Aperture
- No Wireless Charg.
- Snapdragon 808