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  1. CrackBerry News's Avatar
    Several BlackBerry Android apps are now slated to reach End of Life status on June 30, 2019, including Productivity Tab, Power Center, Notable and Device Search.

    Full story from the Crackberry Blog...
    04-29-19 01:12 PM
  2. Zukadomis's Avatar
    I use productivity tab every time I open up my phone to check messages, notes, calenders. My frustration isn't with the apps, it is with having to relearn how to use my phone every year.
    04-29-19 01:39 PM
  3. CrackPriv's Avatar
    Notable was a great app, very useful.
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    04-29-19 01:52 PM
  4. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Cutting cost where they can.....

    Sticking with what is needed for UEM sales, and not Device sales?
    04-29-19 02:07 PM
  5. RK_BB's Avatar
    If am reading correctly between the lines here then Device Search functionality will be replaced with a new launcher update and perhaps Hub & Launcher integration will replace the Productivity Tab.
    04-29-19 02:13 PM
  6. anon(10562251)'s Avatar
    Michael Clewley has also left. He was in charge of the Hub+ Suite and with BlackBerry for 17 years.

    Alec Thurber seems to have left the company as well.

    "Cost cutting" indeed!
    skinnymike1 likes this.
    04-29-19 02:20 PM
  7. RK_BB's Avatar
    Michael Clewley has also left. He was in charge of the Hub+ Suite and with BlackBerry for 17 years.

    Alec Thurber seems to have left the company as well.

    "Cost cutting" indeed!
    I knew about Michael... oh my. Sad...where is this all going??
    04-29-19 02:22 PM
  8. anon(10562251)'s Avatar
    I knew about Michael... oh my. Sad...where is this all going??
    Down the drain, by the looks of it.

    Both of them gone around the same time too.
    04-29-19 02:23 PM
  9. RK_BB's Avatar
    Down the drain, by the looks of it.

    Both of them gone around the same time too.
    Ugh...such a shame if that's the case.
    elfabio80 likes this.
    04-29-19 02:24 PM
  10. Hphv's Avatar
    Concernant power center maybe cause Android pie has it integrated?
    04-29-19 02:24 PM
  11. RK_BB's Avatar
    Concernant power center maybe cause Android pie has it integrated?
    Make sense.
    04-29-19 02:29 PM
  12. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Make sense.
    Makes sense for those that will get PIE..... the other 70% - 80 % of BlackBerry Android owners, not so much.
    elfabio80 likes this.
    04-29-19 02:42 PM
  13. RK_BB's Avatar
    Makes sense for those that will get PIE..... the other 70% - 80 % of BlackBerry Android owners, not so much.
    Oh yeah, I forgot about those.
    04-29-19 02:43 PM
  14. anon(10572925)'s Avatar
    If they kill the Apps I use most, they also kill the reasons for me, to buy another BlackBerry device.
    04-29-19 03:48 PM
  15. anon(10572925)'s Avatar
    If am reading correctly between the lines here then Device Search functionality will be replaced with a new launcher update and perhaps Hub & Launcher integration will replace the Productivity Tab.
    Maybe, perhaps - or not.
    04-29-19 03:51 PM
  16. RK_BB's Avatar
    If they kill the Apps I use most, they also kill the reasons for me, to buy another BlackBerry device.
    At that point the only reason to stick to a BlackBerry device would be the keyboard which as we know, though improved, doesn't work as advertised yet...

    So yeah, I hear you.
    04-29-19 03:54 PM
  17. conite's Avatar
    These apps are going EOL strictly because so few people used them.

    I would imagine, however, that they will continue to work as is for quite a while.
    04-29-19 03:55 PM
  18. RK_BB's Avatar
    These apps are going EOL strictly because so few people used them.
    Is this an assumption or definitive knowledge? I use Device Search and Productivity Tab Daily.

    One thing to wonder is what will happen to Device Search with the new launcher for the users that prefer searching from the home page rather than using shortcuts.
    04-29-19 03:58 PM
  19. anon(10562251)'s Avatar
    Considering all the things going EOL and people leaving the company as of April 2019, it's starting to look like a bit more than some minor housekeeping. LOL.
    04-29-19 04:12 PM
  20. Bob80220's Avatar
    Considering all the things going EOL and people leaving the company as of April 2019, it's starting to look like a bit more than some minor housekeeping. LOL.
    Yep... something is definitely up in my opinion. Way too many things taking place in BlackBerry World and no information. So all we have is speculation unfortunately.

    Maybe the next thing we get made aware of is BlackBerry Mobile is EOL... 🤔

    Bob
    04-29-19 04:21 PM
  21. CrackPriv's Avatar
    Yep... something is definitely up in my opinion. Way too many things taking place in BlackBerry World and no information. So all we have is speculation unfortunately.

    Maybe the next thing we get made aware of is BlackBerry Mobile is EOL... 🤔

    Bob
    It is really time for an official statement. Does anybody at BBMo and BB believe that one single person would buy a BBMo in that situation at the moment ?
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    04-29-19 04:27 PM
  22. Bob80220's Avatar
    It is really time for an official statement.
    Ya think??? Unfortunately I highly doubt an official statement will ever happen. It's not in BlackBerry Mobile's DNA.

    Bob
    skinnymike1 likes this.
    04-29-19 04:45 PM
  23. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    I really don't think anyone should need an official statement beyond what they are signaling. BlackBerry is cutting back on Android apps that are lightly used and don't produce revenue. Does that mean that the Hub+ Suite is next? DTEK? We don't know, but logically the chance that BlackBerry exits the Android end user handset software market has measurably increased.

    Anyone considering purchase of a BlackBerry Mobile phone today should do so without expectations for future investment.

    Posted with my trusty Z10
    RK_BB, CrackPriv and elfabio80 like this.
    04-29-19 05:02 PM
  24. Emaderton3's Avatar
    I really don't think anyone should need an official statement beyond what they are signaling. BlackBerry is cutting back on Android apps that are lightly used and don't produce revenue. Does that mean that the Hub+ Suite is next? DTEK? We don't know, but logically the chance that BlackBerry exits the Android end user handset software market has measurably increased.

    Anyone considering purchase of a BlackBerry Mobile phone today should do so without expectations for future investment.

    Posted with my trusty Z10
    Well, is DTEK even available to other phones? If not, no money there.
    04-29-19 07:05 PM
  25. howarmat's Avatar
    DTEK is not but its part of the BB security package for the TCL phones
    04-29-19 07:20 PM
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