In 2016, BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen announced that the companys transition to a software company was complete. As of this date, devices running these legacy services and software will no longer reliably function, including for data, phone calls, SMS and 9-1-1 functionality.
Does BlackBerry still work?
It was yet another unique reason to buy a BlackBerry, appealing to a range of people, not just those in suits. Sadly, those days are gone, and while BlackBerry may still have users, its lost its mojo. In 2016, BlackBerry announced that it would no longer be making devices of its own, with TCL picking up the license.
Will BlackBerry ever make a comeback?
The phone, known for its secure OS, is now set to return with its coveted physical QWERTY keyboard. BlackBerry (BB), is now all set to make a comeback (again) and the Canadian enterprise software company is set to resurrect the physical QWERTY keyboard that was once one of the most-loved features of a smartphone.