1. Swanadoni's Avatar
    I want to get my 2016 Blackberry Classic screen fixed and use it as my main mobile phone in 2020 as it remains the only phone i have ever liked but I read that certain services are being discontinued by Blackberry / Research in Motion. Can I still use it in next year for Facebook /messenger, What's App, You Tube, Spotify, YAHOO Mail as well as texting and phoning ? Thank you.
    11-27-19 05:27 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Can I still use it in next year for Facebook /messenger, What's App, You Tube, Spotify, YAHOO Mail as well as texting and phoning ? Thank you.
    Sure, as long as you're willing to jump through some hoops to get apps working or don't mind them only working the browser.
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    11-28-19 12:47 PM
  3. the_boon's Avatar
    Sure, as long as you're willing to jump through some hoops to get apps working or don't mind them only working the browser.
    And don't mind the extra battery drain lol
    11-28-19 03:28 PM
  4. mh1983's Avatar
    2020? None of us has a crystal ball. We can only say what works or what workarounds are viable today.

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    11-28-19 07:06 PM
  5. Slash82's Avatar
    I want to get my 2016 Blackberry Classic screen fixed and use it as my main mobile phone in 2020 as it remains the only phone i have ever liked but I read that certain services are being discontinued by Blackberry / Research in Motion. Can I still use it in next year for Facebook /messenger, What's App, You Tube, Spotify, YAHOO Mail as well as texting and phoning ? Thank you.
    Answer is: Yes, but no.

    The thing with the apps you mentioned is: There is no more support anymore. Nor from BlackBerry, neither from developers.
    But what you can do is - use your browser for each service you want to use.
    Set bookmarks for each page (for easy access), like: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter... You name it.
    This should work in most cases.
    Keep in mind, that's just like using your web browser at home: No notifications, just manual checking.

    What will remain is: You can use the Classic natively for: SMS texting, E-mail standard with Hub (no apps) and simple phone calls.

    Otherwise you are still able to sideload Android Apps (*.apks), but keep in here mind OS10 only supports Apps until Android 4.4 (as far as I know),
    if services/apps ain't supported beyond that runtime, they also stop working.

    As far as your web browsing experience goes: BlackBerry didn't update the native Browser since 2015, which means some pages won't work anymore or will show content strange.

    It works, but not in a pleasent way.
    11-29-19 08:59 AM
  6. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Answer is: Yes, but no.

    The thing with the apps you mentioned is: There is no more support anymore. Nor from BlackBerry, neither from developers.
    But what you can do is - use your browser for each service you want to use.
    Set bookmarks for each page (for easy access), like: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter... You name it.
    This should work in most cases.
    Keep in mind, that's just like using your web browser at home: No notifications, just manual checking.

    What will remain is: You can use the Classic natively for: SMS texting, E-mail standard with Hub (no apps) and simple phone calls.

    Otherwise you are still able to sideload Android Apps (*.apks), but keep in here mind OS10 only supports Apps until Android 4.4 (as far as I know),
    if services/apps ain't supported beyond that runtime, they also stop working.

    As far as your web browsing experience goes: BlackBerry didn't update the native Browser since 2015, which means some pages won't work anymore or will show content strange.

    It works, but not in a pleasent way.
    Correct and just for clarification

    ART 4.3 is supported as the maximum runtime. Anything that requires ART 4.4 or higher is not BB10 supported.

    OP - budget wise if you don’t already have Android/iOS device, the KEYone 3/32 Silver Edition would be the least expensive BBAndroid PKB for the usage described as it’s running Oreo 8.1 now.
    11-29-19 09:02 AM
  7. Swanadoni's Avatar
    thank you ! so the Blackberry era is well and truly over.
    11-29-19 09:05 AM
  8. Swanadoni's Avatar
    well yes, but 2020 is only 4 weeks away !
    11-29-19 09:06 AM
  9. Slash82's Avatar
    Correct and just for clarification

    ART 4.3 is supported as the maximum runtime. Anything that requires ART 4.4 or higher is not BB10 supported.

    OP - budget wise if you don’t already have Android/iOS device, the KEYone 3/32 Silver Edition would be the least expensive BBAndroid PKB for the usage described as it’s running Oreo 8.1 now.
    Thanks, didn't really remember if it was 4.3 or 4.4 - just went optimistic.
    11-29-19 09:11 AM

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