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GMail for Blackberry - is the app world changing?

I just changed my Swisscom Blackberry - on my old one, I had a gmail application which I downloaded, but in trying to reload it, I can't find an app anymore. I can "integrate" my gmail into the mail service on the BB, but I don't want to do that as it will interfere with my work service, and I can also access it through the browser, but its clunky.

On investigating further, its clear that this is a deliberate decision by Google to stop supporting Blackberry.....which is a pain in the ass!

Are we about to end the period of common apps across common platforms and having a period of more rivalry and dedicated partnerships?
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Old 07.12.2011, 11:22
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Re: GMail for Blackberry - is the app world changing?

What a bum move.
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Old 07.12.2011, 11:34
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I just changed my Swisscom Blackberry - on my old one, I had a gmail application which I downloaded, but in trying to reload it, I can't find an app anymore. I can "integrate" my gmail into the mail service on the BB, but I don't want to do that as it will interfere with my work service, and I can also access it through the browser, but its clunky.

On investigating further, its clear that this is a deliberate decision by Google to stop supporting Blackberry.....which is a pain in the ass!

Are we about to end the period of common apps across common platforms and having a period of more rivalry and dedicated partnerships?
they support blackberry through the webmail client. why spend engineering time on a soon to be dead platform when you can invest it in the webclient which will continue to be useful.
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they support blackberry through the webmail client. why spend engineering time on a soon to be dead platform when you can invest it in the webclient which will continue to be useful.
Then I hope the webmail client improves soon because its not good at present - slow, cumbersome, inelegant and quoting previous messages is a mess. The beauty of the app is that the control keys were available for mail specific actions - forward, reply etc etc, but on a small touch screen through webmail, its messy and difficult
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Then I hope the webmail client improves soon because its not good at present - slow, cumbersome, inelegant and quoting previous messages is a mess. The beauty of the app is that the control keys were available for mail specific actions - forward, reply etc etc, but on a small touch screen through webmail, its messy and difficult
http://r.evhead.com/hodgepodge/gmail-shortcuts.html
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