BlackBerry To Shut Down Blackberry World App Store By End Of 2019

That said, the company has promised to support BB10 and BBOS for another two years. Which essentially means that the end of BlackBerry World will also mean the end of the line for all BlackBerry operating systems.

If it isn’t absolutely clear by now: BlackBerry is effectively dead. Underscoring this statement of fact is an announcement by the company saying that it will be shutting down the BlackBerry World app store by the end of 2019; and will also be closing several little used ancillary services.

The shutdown will begin in with the BlackBerry Travel site in February 2018, and then the Playbook video calling service in March 2018. Culminating with the closure of the actual BlackBerry World on 31 December 2019.
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). Customers who upgrade to a new KeyOne or Motion won’t miss a beat as they’ll have immediate access to the rich universe of apps in the Google Play store without compromising on either security or their desire for a physical keyboard
There’s no surprise here; seeing that there has been no new BB10 devices since 2015. BlackBerry has clearly moved towards Android powered devices produced by TCL. Pouring its own resources in enterprise applications and working solely on secure software.

Source: Blackberry Blog

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