If you are a Blackberry PRIV owner, you might have noticed that there have been no many monthly security updates coming for the device as of late. This has caused some to wonder what the status of the device is. Well tonight, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Mobility Solutions Division at BlackBerry Alex Thurber has provided the official word on the future for the BlackBerry PRIV.
Thurber announced that going forward the BlackBerry PRIV will no longer receive monthly security updates from BlackBerry. He did say, however, that if a critical vulnerability arises, BlackBerry will work with the correct partners to make sure an update is available for the BlackBerry PRIV. While the PRIV no longer getting Monthly security updates is a big disappointment, the fact that BlackBerry is willing to provide updates in the case of a critical vulnerability is huge! No other company does that for devices they no longer support!
Keep in mind, the BlackBerry PRIV is a pretty secured device due to the security that is built into the device already. The monthly security updates provided little security to the BlackBerry PRIV compared to the security that is already found in the BlackBerry PRIV.
BlackBerry is working with BlackBerry Mobile to provide a Trade-Up program that will allow PRIV users to trade in their device for a new BlackBerry KEYone or a BlackBerry Motion. If you are a PRIV owner, I would highly recommend taking advantage of this program. Check out the Inside BlackBerry Article below for the full details!
Status of PRIV Monthly Updates
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