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Blackberry is not doing so well, proof of that is the fact that WhatsApp and Facebook are officially killing App support for the platform. Previously known as RIM, Blackberry has not seen a good record in the past few years. With almost all their devices not doing well, either due to price or specifications.

The news which is about a month old has left Blackberry in disappointment. The apps are supposed to end their support end of 2016 leaving any Blackberry users fending for themselves, as no more updates will be available post that. However, devices like the company’s Priv, that work on Android will not be a part of this end of service, and will continue to enjoy updates at the same time as any Android device.

 

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In a blog post, Lou Gazzola, senior manager in charge of BlackBerry’s App Ecosystem and Developer Outreach team, said they are disappointed as they know so many users love these apps (Facebook and WhatsApp).

We fought back to work with WhatsApp and Facebook to change their minds, but at this time, their decision stands (but let them know how you feel on social media, using the hashtag #IloveBB10Apps) Our commitment to BlackBerry 10 and to developers has not changed – we know our developer community continues to be one of the strongest proponents of BlackBerry 10 and they are creating thousands of apps every month

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Bharat Nagpal
Founder and Chief Editor of iGyaan. Bharat likes to keep on top of technology ! Follow Him on Google Plus : Google+
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Iam Sanjay
Iam Sanjay

Soon I think so Even in Android Froyo well b ended...

Sri Sri
Sri Sri

Vinay Vinu \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602 ur blacberry in ur pants

Pranay Jham
Pranay Jham

Kunal Shah soon others will follow and ull be left with a paper weight in ur hand

Kunal Shah
Kunal Shah

Ah man Atleast it will be a beautiful paper weight \U0001f602

Luv Bhatia
Luv Bhatia

I invested in a Q10 device hoping blackberry would bounce back.. But this is sad! Even the basic apps are not supported by the bb os 10