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The New York Times drops its BlackBerry app

The New York Times drops its BlackBerry app

Anyone who owns a BlackBerry (and, despite Research in Motion’s recent troubles, there are still many who do) can no longer use the official New York Times app to read news stories. The New York Times Company stopped supporting its apps for BlackBerry and Palm Pre earlier this week, telling users it’s “consolidating [its] efforts” on its mobile site, which already “offers a more complete New York Times experience than the NYTimes app native to your device.” (In other words, the  company didn’t want to pour money and effort into an app that solely works on a device that’s losing popularity.) BlackBerry users will continue to have access to the newspaper’s mobile site, but the loss of a high-profile news app isn’t good for RIM, which built its name by helping business people stay connected and informed. [h]

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