Because the Senate is going to replace Blackberry devices with newer competitors, Senators are now joking about how they’ll say a few words before lowering their BlackBerry companions into the ground.
The US Senate has always been a loyal customer of BlackBerry devices as these were considered to have superior security features compared to competition.
BlackBerry device support will continue for the foreseeable future and that BlackBerry is committed to maintaining their support of existing devices to include uninterrupted warranty and technical support.
“Similar to many other device makers, we are changing the lineup of smartphones as we innovate and advance our portfolio”.
BlackBerry also said that its device strategy is based on a cross-platform model which includes supporting sales of BlackBerry 10 OS devices while also selling Android-powered handsets.
Despite the sinking popularity of BlackBerry smartphones in a world increasingly dominated by iPhone and Android devices, the Canadian company had managed to retain its government handset contracts, thanks to its reputation for having the most secure devices.
In the letter from the Senate’s Sergeant at Arms, which was first reported by Jim Swift’s bomble.com, the note read, “Once we have exhausted our current in-house stock, new device procurements will be limited, while supplies last, to warranty exchanges only”. The news comes in the wake of a BlackBerry announcement, stating that the manufacturer will pull the plug on the BlackBerry Classic line – one of the most used models used on Capitol Hill. ATT and Verizon have already been informed of the same.
The fact that Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone SE are now the preferred options, it is clear that BlackBerry has failed to match up to the likes of Android and iOS. However, we have informed our customers to check with their respective carrier for device availability or purchase Classic unlocked online.
BlackBerry has faced calls to stop making cellphones in favor of focusing on its burgeoning software business, but CEO John Chen recently reaffirmed his commitment to stay in the hardware market.
Barack Obama has famously been held hostage to his own Blackberry device, even though he prefers an iPhone.