While, for some, BlackBerry might just be an afterthought, users might be surprised to know that some of the company’s phones are still out there. However, unfortunately, the company has announced that they’ll be shutting down after a couple of years, including its app store.
Since it’s been a couple of years BB10 has actually shipped, it would be okay to assume that the company would want to let go of these old services. First on the list to shut down are the BB Travel Site and Playbook video calling, which will be discontinued in February and March next year, respectively.
However, the major shutdown will be on December 31st, 2019, when the BlackBerry World app store will be discontinued.
Fortunately for remaining BlackBerry users, the company has announced that BB10 phones will get “at least” two years of additional support, while a minimum of two years of network access will be available for BBOS phones. Moreover, the company has announced a discount offer on exchanging old BB devices with the new Android-powered KeyOne and Motion, but exact details on the trade-up program weren’t disclosed.