Kobo is suspending support for Blackberry smartphones using any operating system lower then 6.0. This is a move to support the QNX OS found in the Playbook Tablet and in the future phones offered by the company in 2012. You will still be able to use the application on earlier iterations of devices, but you won’t see any more official updates. Kobo is going to be offering customers a %25 discount on book purchases to help soften the blow. The company is also sending emails to users affected.
Dear Valued Customer,
We are constantly upgrading our apps to ensure we provide the best eReading experience. Go to the Blackberry App world today to download the latest version of the Kobo eReading app.
With this new enhancement, you may need to upgrade your Blackberry OS to 6.0 at http://www.blackberry.com/update/. Kobo will no longer be supporting apps used on earlier operating systems and we will not be able to guarantee that you can access all of your eBooks.
If you are operating an older Blackberry model and are unable to upgrade to the latest version, download the Kobo desktop app. You can be sure that all of your books will remain in your library, and you can keep reading seamlessly and effortlessly at any time.
We apologize for this inconvenience and as a loyal customer we would like to extend 25% off your next great read.
Use discount code bb25nov4US on these selected books. Expires: November 13th, 2011
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