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 shut down 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.
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.
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.