NEW YORK – Users of Research in Motion’s BlackBerry will not be able to use the official application of the New York Times to read news on their cell phones anymore, a new blow against the manufacturer of smartphone that was considered an essential tool for people in business.
New York Times Co. which publishes the prestigious journal said in its website Monday that it has stopped providing support for their applications on the BlackBerry and the Palm Pre, which means that users can no longer download news from the app.
However, BlackBerry users can continue reading the newspaper on their mobile devices through the site of the New York Times. The online version of the famous newspaper can be viewed on the company’s mobile website – something that most BB and Palm Pre users will surely find helpful despite the absence of the app.
“Today, our mobile site provides an overview of the New York Times which is more complete than the native NY Times application on the device,” said the notice. The withdrawal of the NY Times app from RIM’s app market will surely be disappointing to loyal users, but the mobile website version is expected to compensate for the loss.