MUST READ: Why You Should Dump Your BlackBerry Phone This December

By Jennifer Ajimande December 10, 2016 07:00

MUST READ: Why You Should Dump Your BlackBerry Phone This December

It is no longer news that Nigerians are tech-savvy. An average Nigerian, owns at least two smart phones, and a BlackBerry is not an exception, as they used to top the list of the most used phones in Nigeria, until in recent times.

Presently, the Nigerian people no longer fancy BlackBerry as a brand for different reasons.

Besides the fact that sales have been depreciating in recent years, the company had hinted plans to sell the brand.

Meanwhile, here are some few reasons why that ‘used to be’ favourite BlackBerry phone, must go away now.‎

No More Facebooking

What is life without friends, family, and business associates, to interface and communicate with?

According to reports, billions of people visit facebook weekly, and with the latest development in the BlackBerry world, all these will no longer be possible anymore, due to the fact that BlackBerry will no longer be able to download and use the Facebook app soon.

Recall, that Facebook had announced that as from March 31, 2017, it will no longer support Facebook native app on all BlackBerry OS, including BlackBerry 10, therefore, the app will be discontinued, and replaced with a web app.

The change automatically implies that the BlackBerry Hub integration will no longer exist on Facebook. You basically can no longer share items like pictures and videos directly on Facebook using the “share” icon.‎

WhatsApp For BlackBerry Will Be barred‎

Come December 31, 2016, WhatsApp for Blackberry will stop functioning. The BlackBerry Messenger died a long time ago, and WhatsApp has since reigned supreme, as it can deliver instant messages across different OS types. Without WhatsApp, there is really not much you can do with your BlackBerry phone in Nigeria.

Come to think of it, who needs a BlackBerry phone, when it has only a fraction of your total friends?


While the phone was once renowned for being the most reliable as regards email and text-message service, the reputation has since been plagued by intermittent blackouts. One minute you are on your phone, and the next minute you can not access anything.

Worse of all,  is that sometimes you hardly can get tangible correspondence from BlackBerry Limited on what is going on. Coupled with a series of other exciting brands in the market, BlackBerry is soon becoming obsolete.

‎Still No Siri-like Assistant

Most phones, especially the iPhone, have voice command software, that responds quickly, and accurately, to spoken direction, allowing users to send messages, schedule appointments, and make calls just by asking it to.

BlackBerry on the other hand, does not have such an assistant.

Note: Having voice command software in this day and time, is becoming more of a necessity, so it really just makes more sense to let go off your BlackBerry now.

Inconsistency In Settings And Applications

If you have used a BlackBerry for a long time, you would have noticed the lack of consistency in its settings and options.

While some of the programs and applications could be downloaded Over-The-Air, OTA, some other applications need to be imported from the computer.

This makes it all kind of labourious, as it seems like a chore finding updates and programs. It is certainly easier to go with other exiting brands of phones that feature settings which are clear, and easily accessible, and also have intuitive user interface.‎