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BlackBerry provides two more years of support for BB10, BBOS users

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, December 20, 2017  /  10:09 am
BlackBerry provides two more years of support for BB10, BBOS users

According to an official statement, BlackBerry manufactured its last BB10 devices in 2015 and BBOS phones in 2013. (Shutterstock/File)

Canadian technology company BlackBerry is set to provide at least two years of additional support for its proprietary mobile operating system BlackBerry 10 ( BB10 ) and at least two years of BlackBerry network access for BlackBerry OS (BB0S) devices as a form of appreciation for its loyal users.

The Canadian tech company also announced that it would no longer support several additional services, such as BlackBerry World App Store starting Dec. 31, 2019, BlackBerry Travel site starting February 2018 and Playbook video calling service starting March 2018.

However, users who have upgraded to BlackBerry KeyOne or BlackBerry Motion will have direct access to Google Play Store without having to compromise their security or own a physical keyboard.

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The company is currently working together with its partners Indonesia, namely BlackBerry Mobile and PT BB Merah Putih, to offer a trade-in program, which includes BlackBerry KeyOne or BlackBerry Aurora, to replace users’ current BlackBerry devices by providing discounts and incentives.

According to an official statement, BlackBerry manufactured its last BB10 devices in 2015 and BBOS phones in 2013. (kes)