While it might be easy to blame Starbucks' decision on RIM's rapidly falling user base, the truth here is that Starbucks never upgraded the app for use past the BlackBerry Torch 9800. That means that owners of the top shelf BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 never had a shot to use it. Now we will have to wait to see if Starbucks goes after 'Berry users again when BlackBerry 10 handsets rollout early next year.
The Starbucks card for BlackBerry app launched in early September 2010 and allowed users to check their balance online, find the closest Starbucks store, and at select stores the app could be used to pay for purchases. Meanwhile, the Starbucks card app for iOS and Android are both not affected by this news.