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PayPal to discontinue BlackBerry, Amazon Fire, and Windows Phone apps next month

PayPal app for BlackBerry support ceases June 30th
PayPal app for BlackBerry
Support for the PayPal apps on these three platforms will cease on June 30th, but users of the BBM app will still be able to send payments using it.

Google Android and Apple's iOS might soon remain the only relevant mobile operating systems available in the wild, and PayPal's decision to drop support for its app for a few mobile platforms seems to confirm this. Unfortunately, the company has decided to stop updating the PayPal app for BlackBerry, Amazon Fire, and Windows Phone devices as of June 30.

Although users of the PayPal app on Windows Phone and Amazon Fire will no longer be able to use it, they should simply access the service through a mobile browser. Even more, Outlook.com user can use the PayPal add-in to speed things up and send money directly from their inbox. At last, PayPal confirmed that "Blackberry users can also continue to use the BBM app to send peer-to-peer payments via PayPal."

By the end of June, Android 4.0.3+ devices and Apple devices with iOS 8.1 or later will be required to use PayPal 6.0 to be able to use the payment service.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-05-26 (Update: 2016-05-26)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.