Our PressReader app for BlackBerry PlayBook is getting a facelift

Great news! Our BlackBerry PlayBook app is getting a facelift. It will get a major revision in the coming weeks to be ready for the soon-to-be-released Qt-based operating system (also known as BlackBerry 10). The release date is still unconfirmed, but stay tuned as we expect it to be in the near future.

In the meantime, in consultation with our partner RIM, NewspaperDirect has determined that the current baseline of our BlackBerry PlayBook app will be discontinued due to the coming changes in devices’ core operating system. RIM’s Air-based BlackBerry PlayBook OS (v.2 at this time) will no longer be supported and any new apps will be supported on the new BlackBerry 10 OS only.

Note that this update affects the PressReader app and all privately-branded (SmartEdition) apps.

In the meantime, we will continue our focus on releasing SmartEdition apps for iOS and Android.  Also, stay tuned for some exciting news about the PressReader app for Win8 devices!

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.