In today’s smartphone landscape, it is clear that iOS and Android more or less control the market, whereas back in the day you would have competition from the likes of Windows Phone and Blackberry. However despite iOS and Android being the dominant platforms today, there are still some who might be holding out on older devices.

For those who are still hanging onto their BlackBerry devices that are powered by BB10, you’ll be pleased to learn that BlackBerry has announced that they will be supporting the operating system for at least an additional two more years. “We want to reward your loyalty by committing to providing you with at least two full years of additional support for BB10 and at least two full years of BlackBerry network access for BBOS devices.”

However despite the ongoing support, BlackBerry did announce that they will eventually be shuttering some services. “While we are pleased to announce continuing support for BB10 and BBOS users for at least another two years, current device owners should be aware that we will be closing some ancillary services such as the BlackBerry World app store (12/31/2019), the BlackBerry Travel site (February 2018), and the Playbook video calling service (March 2018).”

BlackBerry has also announced that customers who are interested can also trade-up to a newer BlackBerry handset powered by Android, like the KeyOne or the Motion.

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