1. AWDragon200's Avatar
    Just got an alert that the New stand application for reading magazines on your BlackBerry 10 phone is being stopped on April 30.

    Disappointed because there are good magazines to read in there. I don't know if there are alternative services. No reasons stated for the discontinued service.

    BlackBerry Newsstand service to be discontinued April 30-img_20140326_143137.png

    Posted via CB10
    03-26-14 02:32 PM
  2. BergerKing's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing!
    03-26-14 02:46 PM
  3. ArmedHitman's Avatar
    Just got it too.... wondering how it was pushed :|

    Posted via CB10
    03-26-14 02:56 PM
  4. bert106's Avatar
    Just got the same alert! Straight on here to look for more information!

    Posted via CB10
    03-26-14 02:56 PM
  5. rennardd's Avatar
    I got it too. Never used it however.

    Posted via CB10
    03-26-14 02:56 PM
  6. jeffbb10's Avatar
    I got it to just now. What is going on here?

    Posted via CB10
    03-26-14 03:13 PM
  7. propeller10's Avatar
    I'm sure very few people actually used the app/service.
    03-26-14 03:14 PM
  8. SK122387's Avatar
    I never used it.. it seems like a consumer-oriented product that didn't go well... like BBM Music.

    If BlackBerry puts out a tablet somewhere down the road, maybe it will come back in some form, or maybe better apps like Zinio or something.
    03-26-14 03:15 PM
  9. trsbbs's Avatar
    No great loss.

    Posted via Verizon Z10 - OS v10.1.2.2174
    03-26-14 03:17 PM
  10. willwnet's Avatar
    This service was a non-starter for a few reasons:
    - They didn't very much content for people interested in News/Business/Technology (probably same for other categories but I didn't look)
    - They had a cool business model with the Netflix-like monthly fee for unlimited magazines, however many magazines were not included in this
    - For magazines that were not included in the all you can read model, there was no way to subscribe - you had to buy each issue. For example, Canadian Business was not included in the monthly cost, and the price of buying two months of issues (2) would be more than the cost of a real print subscription

    This was a half-hearted effort that likely had a tiny user base. Which is sad because it showed so much promise in the on stage demo and ahead of the launch.
    03-26-14 03:25 PM
  11. allengeorge's Avatar
    Frankly, that service never made sense to me and I'm glad that BlackBerry is paring back and focusing.
    03-27-14 10:07 AM
  12. Brutal Efficiency's Avatar
    I use this quite a bit.

    Sucks

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    03-27-14 12:35 PM
  13. richrockx's Avatar
    Thank goodness

    Via Z10
    03-27-14 12:52 PM
  14. greatwiseone's Avatar
    Well, pixelmags seems to be changing its business. Not surprised the service is being terminated. At least the zinio android port kinda works.

    Posted via CB10
    03-28-14 12:45 AM
  15. Raz_Ka_me LozHuevoz's Avatar
    Never used it

    Posted via CB10
    03-31-14 12:17 AM
  16. gng11's Avatar
    Dang, Newsstand should have been spared the axe, I really hope Blackberry reconsiders. This is by far the best app out there for people who love to read. Gives Blackberry the platform legitimacy and part of the strength to carry on, particularly if it wants to win back the consumer market it lost.
    05-18-14 03:39 PM
  17. anon(5818411)'s Avatar
    Dang, Newsstand should have been spared the axe, I really hope Blackberry reconsiders. This is by far the best app out there for people who love to read. Gives Blackberry the platform legitimacy and part of the strength to carry on, particularly if it wants to win back the consumer market it lost.
    no one used it or even knew it was on their phone. There is no point for them to waste time and money on an app that never gets used. Companies like Google can afford it but BB can't.

    Personally I think they should of made a book and magazine section in BB world.
    05-25-14 12:27 PM
  18. The Big Picture's Avatar
    I hope they get a replacement service.

    With the Z3 and Z30 and all the phablet sized phones I see digital magazines becoming a necessity.

    Signature - Google wants your info. What are you gonna do about it?
    05-25-14 12:50 PM
  19. imcurved's Avatar
    Personally I think they should of made a book and magazine section in BB world.
    I agree one hundred percent. Since BlackBerry World already included music and movies. Why not magazines.

    ? CB10 ?
    05-25-14 01:09 PM
  20. crazigee's Avatar
    I agree one hundred percent. Since BlackBerry World already included music and movies. Why not magazines.

    ? CB10 ?
    I'm not sure magazines and ebooks are nearly as profitable.


    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    05-27-14 04:22 AM
  21. gng11's Avatar
    There are those who swear their lives by magazines and ebooks, and it is a profitable market nevertheless. There will be those who will still take out their wallets/purses for these.
    05-28-14 01:44 AM
  22. crazigee's Avatar
    There are those who swear their lives by magazines and ebooks, and it is a profitable market nevertheless. There will be those who will still take out their wallets/purses for these.
    The vast majority of reading is still done from hard copy, such as books, magazines, and newspapers.
    05-29-14 12:40 AM
  23. tchocky77's Avatar
    The vast majority of reading is still done from hard copy, such as books, magazines, and newspapers.
    It's more that people who are willing to pay a monthly subscription for digital distribution of their magazines are going to want a tablet to read them on. Blackberry has no tablets. Whenever they launched Newstand they probably expected BB10 to have sold well enough they could design and release a proper tablet. That hasn't been the case so no reason to keep the service.

    Another case of BBRY putting the cart ahead of the horse.



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    05-29-14 01:04 AM
  24. crazigee's Avatar
    It's more that people who are willing to pay a monthly subscription for digital distribution of their magazines are going to want a tablet to read them on. Blackberry has no tablets. Whenever they launched Newstand they probably expected BB10 to have sold well enough they could design and release a proper tablet. That hasn't been the case so no reason to keep the service.

    Another case of BBRY putting the cart ahead of the horse.



    Sent from my iPhone using CB Forums
    That makes sense. Certainly I don't want to be doing all my reading on my Z10. Before anyone starts whining that I'm a BlackBerry hater, I'll say this I don't like reading on any screen. I prefer good old-fashioned ink and paper.



    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    05-29-14 10:47 AM

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