According to BlackBerry, the Classic has "long surpassed the average lifespan for a smartphone," noting that innovation and change is important if we're to see new and better experiences in the future. BlackBerry itself isn't the only entity around here that's chosen to forge a new path.
Just last week, news came out that the U.S. Senate is to trade in BlackBerry devices for iOS and Android phones thanks to a supposed memo where BlackBerry had let slip that all of its OS 10 devices were in fact discontinued.
The company will continue to support its BlackBerry 10 devices via software updates, however. In fact, version 10.3.3 is scheduled for release next month and there's another one coming next year. It's an interesting time for BlackBerry fans, especially those who aren't all about change.