Google in a brief blog post on Tuesday said that it is pulling support for the native Gmail app for the BlackBerry effective Nov. 22, a move not likely to be popular among users of that Blackberry smartphone. Does that mean Google is walking away from providing connectivity to BlackBerry for enterprises users.
Google said the users can still run the existing app but it will no longer be supported. Google also said BlackBerry users can still access their Gmail through the mobile Web app via the device’s Web browser.
Even with a declining share of the overall smartphone market, the BlackBerry still has a sizeable chunk of business users that plan on sticking with the device. For users of Google Apps for Business, the company continues to offer support for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, through a connector that provides synchronization. It would behoove Google to continue support for that connector if it wants to see more enterprise wins.