none

WINDOW AND BLACKBERRY PHONES IN APP TROUBLE

30-05-2016
by 
in 

In February, PayPal launched a new version of its mobile app, 6.0, which it wants Apple and Android users to upgrade to by the end of June. However, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Fire users, are being prompted with something different: their PayPal app will be discontinued.

PayPal VPJoanna Lambert explained that Windows Phone Amazon Fire and BlackBerry users will still be able to access PayPal on movile browsers.

"It was a difficult decision to no longer support the PayPal app on these mobile platforms, but we believe it’s the right thing to ensure we are investing our resources in creating the very best experiences for our customers. We remain committed to partnering with mobile device providers, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers," Lambert wrote.

However this decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise. In a recent Gartner report, the two platforms had less than 1% market share between them (Windows had 0.7% and BlackBerry had 0.2%).

In February, WhatsApp announced it would no longer support BlackBerry at the end of 2016. And several companies, including GoPro and Here dropped support for Windows Phone this year.

BlackBerry has tried to salvage its shrinking Market by moving to Android, with two phones planned for release this year. However, Microsoft's mobile future is unclear as the company has recently sold its feature phone business, and laying off 1,850 employees from its smartphone division. 

Related news & editorials

  1. 29.09.2020
    29.09.2020
    by      In
    EXAIR’s new 2-1/2” (64mm) NPT Heavy Duty Threaded Line Vac™ is a powerful in-line conveyor that transports high volumes of material through ordinary pipe.
    Designed for rugged, industrial applications, it has a hardened alloy construction that helps prevent premature wear when transporting abrasive... Read More
  2. 29.09.2020
    29.09.2020
    by      In
    Buying and fitting commercial, industrial or even domestic doors is an experience that can
    swing one of two ways.
    With the big companies, you’ll often spend a fortune for impersonal service that’s just good enough.
    Look beyond the big brands, however, and you’ll discover the kind of personal and... Read More
  3. 24.09.2020
    24.09.2020
    by      In
    Jet technologies is delivering the latest coffee packaging innovation to the Australian and New Zealand coffee industry, with the launch of the first Vertical Form Fill Seal (VFFS) Machinery, capable of producing and filling Block-Bottom Gusset Bags at high speed.
     Suited to high output coffee... Read More
  4. 24.09.2020
    24.09.2020
    by      In
    CR has announced the public launch of their latest DecaEdge cast lip (DE2553); the 9-station lip suits Large Mining Wheel Loader buckets with capacities between 14m³ and 20m³.
     CR’s DecaEdge range is well known for demonstrated performance and providing maintenance savings.
     CR’s DecaEdge range has... Read More