After WhatsApp, Facebook is also going to stop support for BlackBerry’s mobile operating systems, which will force BlackBerry holders to use the social network’s mobile website if they would like to access it.
After WhatsApp, Facebook is also Going to Discontinue on BlackBerry
BlackBerry’s senior marketing manager for developer relations, Lou Gazzola, revealed the news in a blog post. Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced last month that it would discontinue its Blackberry 10 and BBOS apps by the end of the year.
“We are extremely disappointed in their decision, as we know so many users love these apps. We fought back to work with WhatsApp and Facebook to change their minds, but at this time, their decision stands.”
“Despite this, we have worked hard to ensure that our end-users have the best experience in light of this decision, and we are continuing to search for alternate solutions.”
Obviously BlackBerry has retained the future of its belligerent mobile business on the Priv, an Android-powered handset with a sliding keyboard that was introduced last year. So this means it is not a big surprise that companies, even those with billions of subscribers, would ultimately stop supporting operating systems as meagerly used as BlackBerry’s.