All the news that fits won't print as the New York Times closes its BlackBerry 10 app next month

All the news that fits won't print as the New York Times closes its BlackBerry 10 app next month
BlackBerry and its faithful had high hopes for BlackBerry 10. After all, the company that developed the operating system, QNX, received high marks for its work on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. BlackBerry was so impressed that it bought the company and had it get right to work on its next-gen operating system for smartphones, later dubbed BlackBerry 10. While the gesture based OS shared some of its capabilities with webOS, and there were some who loved the software, the hardware was a let down for many.

Instead of offering top-shelf handsets to compete with Apple and Samsung, BlackBerry produced mid-range models that left a wide gap in performance. And speaking of gaps, BlackBerry users had to contend with the huge app gap as many popular Android apps were not developed for BlackBerry 10. One that was made available for BB10 users, the New York Times app, will no longer enjoy BlackBerry 10 support beginning next month. If you own a BlackBerry 10 powered handset, and that includes the BlackBerry Passport, you'll have to turn to the mobile web version to catch all the news that's fit to print.

The mobile web version of the New York Times includes the same content and design as the BlackBerry 10 app, but features a more interactive home page. Home delivery and digital subscribers will still have the ability to read an unlimited number of stories, while non-subscribers receive a certain number of free stories each month. In addition to the New York Times, popular messaging app WhatsApp will also lose support for BlackBerry 10 starting on January 1, 2018.


Those rockin' the BlackBerry KEYone or BlackBerry Motion, or even the BlackBerry Priv don't have to worry about such things since the trio run on Android, and use Android apps found in the Google Play Store. Both the New York Times and WhatsApp have apps that support the Android operating system and can be found in the Google Play Store.

source: NewYorkTimes via CrackBerry

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18 Comments

1. Peacetoall unregistered

Blackberry 10 was a great OS. I hope john chen revive it later in coming years

2. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

They tried that, but not too many people wanted blackberry 10 with the Passport. Android and ios are the future.

4. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Defiantly IOS Android future

9. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

BlackBerry did not try to revive BB10 at the time Passport come out. How they revive” something that come out not too long before Passport, Ana sold the most BB10 Phone with Passport? How they try that with Passport when there was other BB10 Phone that came out after Passport? You are telling fake version of the truth. You remind me of person who do the same thing, but he has been banned many time now. BB10 was fantastic os. If you use it, you would know this.

12. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Calm down, relax, take a sip of beer and chill out. No need to get your feathers ruffled. I'm only speaking from observation. I never said anything about Blackberry 10 being a bad OS, which it's not btw. It just doesn't have the apps I need to be a viable choice for me.

13. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

When you point out that troll is trolling, he always backtrack to change his words. You speak fake truth, just like mxyzptlk. I am convince now that you are mxyzptlk with new account. You can try to cover your fake truth with the rose all you want, but the rose still smell like feces. You try to troll with fake truth and I expose you, just like I expose mxyzptlk when he use fake account. You are mxyzptlk using new fake account.

14. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

So just because you disagree with me that makes me Mxyzptlk? Prove it then. That meanest guy tried to pull the same ridiculous claim but he ended up getting outdone because he didn't have much of an argument. No one is trying to cover anything. What are you even complaining about? I never said Blackberry 10 was a bad platform, so what exactly is your issue here? The only thing you have exposed is that you have a problem with opinion.

15. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

No. Your style of comment when you post fiction in place of fact is tell tale sign that you are mxyzptlk. You only post negative comment about BlackBerry, just like mxyzptlk. You have same comment style as mxyzptlk. Your fake accounts are always easy to find. You give yourself up always. I saw article when Meanestgenius point out that you are mxyzptlk. If he got outdone, why you run away? He always beat you, ha ha ha. You are trying to cover up that you post false information about BlackBerry, just like mxyzptlk always do. You are the one with issue because I correct you and also point out that you are mxyzptlk new fake account. I expose your new fake acccount here mxyzptlk. Soon the moderator will see and ban you again.

16. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

So you have no proof? I didn't think so. What I posted wasn't negative, to which you have yet to tell me what was so negative about it despite your insistence on it being negative. You're essentially falling back on conjecture. I think you need to go back and look at the article again. I ran him off with the cold, hard facts. Nothing more or less. So show me the false information then. You keep saying that I've posted something falsely negative, yet you have yet to show me where I said so. I think we are done here.

17. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Lol Lol Lol you say this about all of your past fake account, and what happen mxyzptlk? They all get ban. This one will get ban too. When you make fake true comment about "BlackBerry try to revive BB10 with Passport..." it is lie and it is negative. You try to pass fabricsrion as fact, and expose yourself when you do that. I think you need to take your own advice. Meanestgenius beat you and expose you in that article. That is cold, hard truth. He even expose you when you attack Rebelwithoutaclue, and you run off. I already did show this when I point out your fabrication that you try to pass off as fact in your first comment. You will continue to be in denial about it, but it is cold, hard, fact whether you accept it or not. You are done.

18. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

How can someone make a "fake true" comment? Lol, are you listening to yourself right now? The only thing that I'm exposing is you because you don't really have a legitimate argument here. You are only picking a fight just because you are apparently following in that meanest guy's footsteps. Now I don't know if you're him under a different account or a fan of his, but I don't want to be a part of it. If you have a real argument instead of crying about something you disagreed with, then get it out otherwise you're just picking a fight. I wasn't even aware of him in that article until you mentioned it. I'm starting to think that you are him under another name. But you have yet to tell show me why it's untrue. You continue to call it a fake truth. You just don't want to admit that I'm right. And that proves it.

19. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

You make fun of my English because you know that I am right and you have no defense against me. But “fake true” mean “alternative facts” mean “mxyzptlk lies”. You are mxyzptlk, and you lie. You try to say that I am Meanestgenius or a fan of him because I expose you to be mxyzptlk, and because I correct your alternative fact. Stop the lie. You know who Rebelwithoutaclue is, and he even say that you are mxyzptlk new fake account. You only fool yourself with your lies. I already explain why. If you cannot comprehend, that is a problem you should seek help for. You just don’t want to admit you are wrong in what you say, and that you are mxyzptlk. The moderator will soon know of your new fake account, and you will be ban again. Is sad that you cannot understand that troll like you is not wanted here.

20. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I didn't make fun of your English, or lack of. You don't have much of an argument at all, just a ridiculously false narrative. You are either meanestgenius or an extremely disturbed fanboy. If that's what you want to believe. You clearly have the right name in mind because you have clearly gone mad. Well considering that you can't find a legitimate reason to why I'm wrong, then I'm clearly in the right. You're the only one who has the problem. I step on one roach and his doppelganger pops out.

21. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Now you backtrack because I call you out for making fun of my English. Mxyzptlk backtrack a lot too. You are mxyzptlk. You have no defense for what I say, because what I say is truth. You are seriously deranged troll to continue to make multiple faux account after you have been ban multiple times from a website. I believe truth. You are big mad because you tell on yourself. I already name “legitimate reason.” Is not my fault that you have bad reading comprehension. You mean you step on the fifth toe of your right foot, and out pop your new fake account, mxyzptlk. You already step on all the toes of your left foot, and four toes on your right foot. When this account get ban, you will start to step on your fingers for new fake account.

3. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Oh look, the inbred bigoted racist scumbag has an opinion on Blackberry.

5. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

It's Kiko007 is the biggest racist.

7. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Banging your mom was such a mistake...

10. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1579; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Must admit it's comments like this that bring me to phonearena for humor.

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