Now this is not good news. Gmail is killing it’s Blackberry app and I feel killing of a very important experience for Blackberry users. The client was so helpful, clean looking and functional so many will be disappointed. Google say:
Beginning November 22, 2011, we will end support for the Gmail App for Blackberry (installed native app). Over this past year, we’ve focused efforts on building a great Gmail experience in the mobile browser and will continue investing in this area.
Users may continue to use the app, if installed, however it will not be supported by Google, or available for download starting November 22. BlackBerry users can continue to access Gmail through the mobile web app at http://www.gmail.com in their BlackBerry web browser. Learn more.
So there it is, goodbye old friend.
Check out the OS demo video of RIMS Blackberry’s new PlayBook:
Original source and more details here:
It’s official, the inPulse Smartwatch for Blackberry will be available very soon. The watch pairs over Bluetooth and will provide the user email headers real time and caller ID. The display is OLED and it’s main function is to stop users having to check their phone for non important emails. It recognizes SMS, RSS feeds and Twitter updates.
Pre orders start in the US at $142 and will not be available until next February.
Check out their website here:
You can also check the watch out in action here where CrackBerry get a preview at the WES conference:
Here at Ongoing Issue we have a lot of experience with BlackBerry. Our feeling has always been that it’s an amazing business device for email and basic social Apps, but just doesn’t cut it as a media phone, mainly due to the poor almost non functional web browser and awful camera.
Things however are supposed to be changing with the release of BlackBerry OS 6.0. This is rumoured to be the show stopper with the new BlackBerry 9780. It is also rumoured to have 512MB of flash memory with the BlackBerry 9800 to also get 802.11n WiFi, 5 megapixel camera and more RAM. Looks like the 9800 will be the more appealing model, bringing it slightly more up to spec with todays media phone devices.
Check out the BlackBerry OS 6.0 sneak peak below: