It looks like RIM will be facing more headaches. The search giant Google announced it would be pulling out its Gmail app from BlackBerry’s App World on November 22. Google will still support the app even after it pulls it out of RIM. So, it might be a god idea to get it now before it’s too late.
The announcement was made on Google’s support page. If you miss out on downloading the app, you’ll access Gmail on your phone’s browser. The blog post reads, “Beginning 22 November 2011, we will end support for the Gmail App for BlackBerry (installed native app). Over this past year, we’ve focused efforts on building a great Gmail experience in the mobile browser and will continue investing in this area.”
This isn’t isolated to BlackBerry handsets. Previously, Google released a Gmail app for the iOS 5, which was yanked out of the Apple App Store under an hour after release. Google explained this was due to a bug with notifications.
RIM has been experiencing a number of problems as of late. BlackBerry handsets experienced three days worth of BBM outages, which resulted in RIM being sued by a consumer group in Canada. Another problem is the delayed arrival of the 2.0 update for the BlackBerry PlayBook, which was expected to bring the BBM to the tablet.
Are you sick and tired of experiencing headaches on BlackBerry handsets such as the Bold 9900? Are contemplating on jumping ship and getting your hands on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus or the iPhone 4S instead? Vent out your frustrations through a comment.