Barnes & Noble slowly phasing out support of BlackBerry eReader
on 3 Oct 2011 08:20 pm EDT
Some upsetting news for those of you out there who make use of the Barnes & Noble eReader app for BlackBerry. If not received it as of yet, an email from Barnes & Noble will be arriving soon letting you of some changes coming to the application. That's my (and their) nice way of saying they're slowly phasing out support for the app after having not update in forever. As the email states:
We are writing to inform you about important changes being made to the BN eReader software for BlackBerry. Changes to the BN eReader software will directly affect how you purchase and access your digital content from Barnes & Noble. As a BlackBerry owner, you will experience some changes when reading, purchasing and downloading titles on your device.
Please review the following specific changes to BN eReader software for BlackBerry:
As of October 5, 2011 only previously purchased B&N digital content will remain accessible and available on your device.
- As of October 5, 2011, you will not be able to purchase and download new B&N digital content on your BlackBerry device via the BN eReader software for BlackBerry. All newly purchased B&N digital content must be sideloaded onto your BlackBerry.* (See below for further instruction)
- Beginning January 1, 2012, BN eReader software for BlackBerry will no longer allow you to download any new and/or archived B&N digital content directly to your device. All new and archived B&N digital content must be sideloaded on your BlackBerry device.
- After December 31, 2011, previously purchased B&N digital content that has already been downloaded and/or sideloaded on your BlackBerry device will remain accessible and available to you on your device.
We value your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions, or require further assistance, please contact us at 1-800-THE-BOOK (1-800-843-2665) and select option 2 for NOOK support.
All that said, if you have Barnes & Noble content you'll want to make sure you adapt to the new changes being made. Though, we certainly suggest you all let Barnes & Noble know how you feel about those changes as well.