Flashback: goodbye, BlackBerry, and thanks for all the keyboards

09 January 2022
The acclaimed phones just couldn't handle the arrival of iOS and Android. Earlier this week the classic BlackBerrys stopped working.

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I'd like to point out some facts:
1. every major mobile system we know works/is controlled from USA
2. every alternative to iOS and Android, had their own fan base which bought enough phones to justify the continuance. yet they didn't continue.
3. Many android makers are far weaker today, than the last of Symbian and Blackberry OS phones in terms of sales, yet the Android phone makers didn't close down. Examples: Lava, Micromax, etc.
4. Every phone phones home today, even though its not needed for a phone to function.

Privacy destroyed as we knew it, even though we never did anything illegal or wrong.
Disrespect to USA. Seriously.

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    • Aashay
    • vw6
    • 10 Jan 2022

    I still miss the physical QWERTY key pad and the security support of BB that had given a good service. Hope it will come back in market with current trends and its physical QWERTY key pad .

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      • Ashok Akurathi
      • R1c
      • 10 Jan 2022

      I love Blackberry Phones since 2011. It has unique keyboard touch response to swipe along with the screen. And the design and security of Blackberry Phones are Awesome.. As we go with the time, Blackberry phones are vanished along with the time. Thanks Blackberry for all your efforts.

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        • Ran
        • s8L
        • 10 Jan 2022

        I am waiting for new smart phone from BB, now I use BB Key one run Android OS.

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          • Jay
          • RxE
          • 10 Jan 2022

          I guess it was the pricing that failed BB amidst the great competition during that era. Given being less popular OS then, the hardware still charged at flagship price. If BB were to reduce device prices greatly, it may turn the tide while transiting to Android OS. Even its Android devices were in no way cheap given the spec, it was destined to fail.

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            • YaroslawTheGoat
            • MsL
            • 10 Jan 2022

            Out of the myriad of phones I had over the years, I actually look at the Passport with the most nostalgia. I loved that phone. For all its quirkiness, it was actually very useful and good. I remember that at some point I was hoping they would actually release the exact same thing, just running Android. The Priv simply dod not have the same magic for me, and I ended up cancelling my order in the last minute. the KeyOne was actually a very pleasurable experience for me, and I don´t get why it is not t least mentioned here in this article?

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              • RS-BB
              • Nvm
              • 10 Jan 2022

              I'm still using my BB Passport and BB Priv 10/01/2022

                My damn Priv got so hot (part

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                  • Anonymous
                  • 6wN
                  • 10 Jan 2022

                  Anonymous, 09 Jan 2022Gone are the days when we had choices. Now it's either... moreYou have android. It means you have choices. There are many different user interfaces to choose from.

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                    • Anonymous
                    • TfW
                    • 10 Jan 2022

                    Gone are the days of privacy in the mobile world. Everything is being tracked and everyone's data is being sold to the highest bidder. RiP BlackBerry. If there was something like it today, it would make billions.

                      Hope your 'moderator' is not too 'radical'

                        Wow, somehow someone missed the bus.....an unlocked Z30 is still calling, texting, emailing, taking pictures, .....yup....BBM and the BlackBerry insignia are gone...and navigation maps don't work...shame....GPS and compass and WiFi still work...oh and up to now Adobe Acrobat and Browser still work...Well, maybe they will disappear, but hey, I have a funny feeling that this machine is indestructible...until the battery wears out...so...don't believe everything you hear, and maybe only half of what you read

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                          • Anonymous
                          • 8Kf
                          • 10 Jan 2022

                          Anonymous, 10 Jan 2022There is HarmonyOS as wellYou mean android 10 skin

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                            • Ian P
                            • X}v
                            • 10 Jan 2022

                            Just read this article on my excellent Blackberry Key2 which is robust and still working fine, but which you did not mention.
                            I had heard a product similar to Blackberry was under development but am not sure

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                              • Anonymous
                              • PZs
                              • 10 Jan 2022

                              AnonD-1033404, 09 Jan 2022It's called OnePlus no one wants Chinese flagship pho... moresamsung existed since GOD knows when, and fully backed up by government, as well as Goldstar now LG, Daewoo, and Hyundai, you can see that their essential products are not crossing each other, Samsung oled only on phone, LG oled only on tv, somekind like that

                              blackberry brings email to human hands on mobile with hardware, software, through special internet services

                              windows mobile brings pc to human hands on mobile with mobile internet without special services like blackberry, and the hardware are pda and oem manufacturer was hTC, rebranded as IBM WorkPad, Hewlett Packard iPaq, O2, Toshiba, all made by hTC

                              i owned some of them, so i know and, i have lived their history

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                                • Anonymous
                                • xZI
                                • 10 Jan 2022

                                Anonymous, 09 Jan 2022Gone are the days when we had choices. Now it's either... moreThere is HarmonyOS as well

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • AB5
                                  • 10 Jan 2022

                                  KEYone .... , 09 Jan 2022Ummmm.....my KEYone (still supported) has the Classic keybo... moreblackberry os, not android.

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                                    • Jaminbob
                                    • pfy
                                    • 10 Jan 2022

                                    So sad. The Priv was the best phone I ever had.

                                    When it died I tried the Titan, but just not the same.

                                    I've had to get uses to life without a keyboard and I still don't fully like it.

                                    Thanks for all the thumb clicky-ness BB.

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                                      • Anonymous
                                      • TdG
                                      • 10 Jan 2022

                                      Very negative article particularly on the Passport.

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                                        • AnonD-1010836
                                        • p$6
                                        • 09 Jan 2022

                                        I just want a Blackberry Priv with an updated hardware 😢
                                        Why having such a phone is impossible these days?