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PayPal drives fresh nail into Windows Phone and BlackBerry coffins

PayPal had launched a new version of its mobile app, 6.0, in February and the company now wants iPhone and Android users to upgrade their devices to the new until the end of next month, But Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Fire users, are receiving a message, which says: Paypal is discontinuing the app on these platforms on June 30.

PayPal drives fresh nail into Windows Phone and BlackBerry coffins

PayPal VP Joanna Lambert explained on Wednesday that Windows Phone users will still be able to access PayPal on the mobile web, through both Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. The users of Amazon Fire and BlackBerry have been advised to switch to the mobile web experience. The post also stressed that BlackBerry users can continue to use the BBM app to send peer-to-peer PayPal payments.

"It was a difficult decision to no longer support the PayPal app on these mobile platforms, but we believe it's the right thing to ensure we are investing our resources in creating the very best experiences for our customers. We remain committed to partnering with mobile device providers, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers," Lambert wrote.

There is nothing surprising in the fact that BlackBerry and Windows Phone is dwindling. A recent Gartner report said the two platforms had less than 1% market share between them (Windows had 0.7% and BlackBerry had 0.2%).