The Times newspaper in Britain says it will no longer
make its mobile app available on a Blackberry because few
people used it, in another sign that rival smartphone makers
are trumping its technology.
Blackberry's steep revenue decline and mounting losses have
forced the technology pioneer to accept a tentative $US4.7
billion offer from its largest shareholder to take it
The Times and Sunday Times apps will be
withdrawn on Blackberry from October 31, while Apple and
Android users' access will remain unchanged, the British
newspaper said in an email to subscribers.
"While The Times' app on iPhone, iPad and android
continues to be very successful, very few people use the app
on their Blackberry," a spokeswoman for the News Corp-owned