New York Times app dumps Blackberry users
RIM, makers of Blackberry, which are already facing some real challenges economically has now received another blow. The New York Times app has decided to pull their app for the Blackberry giving out the reason that the use of their app is declining and they want to keep up to the platforms where they anticipate rather more use of the app.
New York Times developing team hasn’t completely ruled out of the possibility if they are going to develop a new app for the coming version of Blackberry 10, a new version of OS for Blackberry smartphones. They said that they will decide later on if they will develop the app for the new version or not but for now they are eradicating the app for Blackberry. A message though was posted on the NY Times website for the Blackberry users that says, “Currently, our mobile website offers a more complete New York Times experience than the NYTimes app native to your device.” So from now on Blackberry users will no longer be able to read the news from undoubtedly one of the most popular sources available NY Times. This isn’t a very big reason that would hurt RIM but it sure will create more problems for the company that has lost 47 percent drop in the US sales last year and a drop from 16 percent to 12 percent in the global market share during the first quarter.