As the late great Rodney Dangerfield might have said, “The BlacKBerry don’t get no respect.” Falling market share, an aging mobile platform and a recent multi-nation three-day outage is not helping RIM win friends for the BlackBerry. The latest blow? Google announced that the Gmail App for BlackBerry will take a bow and exit on November 22, 2011.
Deprecation of Gmail App for BlackBerry (Google Apps blog)
Gmail App for Blackberry End of Life announcement (Google Support)
So, what does this mean? The Gmail App for BlackBerry will be removed and not availale for download starting on November 22. It will, however, continue to operate for the time being. Howver, it will be unsupported and if Google changes something on their server side that requires a software change to the app, the app may cease to work.
Google advises BlackBerry users to use Gmail’s mobile website for continued access to Gmail.