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PayPal pulls the rug from Amazon, Windows and Blackberry phones

26 May 2016  |  7153 views  |  0 PayPal logo

PayPal is ditching support for Amazon Fire, Windows Phone, and Blackberry mobile phones, providing users with another reason to switch to iOS and Android models.

Version 6.0 of the PayPal app will go live for Android and iOS users at the end of June, with an enhanced focus on the ability to send and request money and view balances and transaction history.

But for Windows Phone, Amazon Fire and Blackberry users, support for the new app will be discontinued, with customers advised to log in to PayPal on the mobile Web.

Blackberry users will still be able to use the BBM app to send peer-to-peer payments via PayPal.

"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," says PayPal VP Joanna Lambert. "We remain committed to partnering with mobile device providers, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers."

Amazon has already pulled back from the mobile phone market following underwhelming sales, while Microsoft recently announced plans to lay of 1850 employees from its smartphone division. Blackberry, meanwhile, continues to cling on, banking on a shift to the Android operating system to arrest its decline.

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