It seems RIM’s troubles are far from over. At a time when the company is struggling to deal with the drop in sales and investor confidence, New York Times has given another bad news by deciding to drop support for its current BlackBerry app because of a decrease in users.
NYT has stopped supporting apps for BlackBerry and the DealBook BlackBerry Reader on Monday, and BlackBerry users are directed to the NYT mobile site instead. Google had also said in November that it would stop supporting its Gmail application for BlackBerry devices.
“Currently, our mobile website offers a more complete New York Times experience than the NYTimes app native to your device,” the NYT wrote in an announcement to its customers. “We’ve made the decision to consolidate our efforts and concentrate on delivering you the best possible experience through our mobile site.”
But will NYT come back when RIM launches its new operating system BlackBerry 10 next year? NYT spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said that no such a decision has been made, and it’s entirely possible that NYT might.
Could BlackBerry 10 be the ultimate solution for RIM?