Blackberry stops updates for the PRIV

Just as Blackberry promised, the company has stopped issuing updates for the Blackberry PRIV right on the 24-month mark.

The Blackberry PRIV was launched in 2015 where the company promised to release updates to patch security vulnerabilities for 24 months. That period has now expired and right on the dot Blackberry are cutting support for the phone.

However, Blackberry has made the following promises going forward for owners of the device:

  1. All warranty obligations for the Priv will be fulfilled.
  2. The phone is still secure, even without monthly updates.
  3. Should a critical vulnerability appear, BlackBerry will work with its partners to address it.
  4. A new trade-in program for Priv and BB 10/BBOS owners is coming to help them upgrade to a KEYone or Motion.

At this point, your best bet if you still own a PRIV is to go for the trade-in program if you’re set on a new Blackberry, but to be honest you’re probably better off picking up a device from another manufacturer at this point.