RIM is already a beleaguered company, and what they need the most at this moment would be a boost of good news – but that is seemingly lacking in generous measure this day, where the latest blow to hit RIM would be word that The New York Times (NYT) has dropped its downloadable application for BlackBerry users. Those who still use a BlackBerry are able to access the newspaper via the mobile website, which will now be the main focus of its electronic- publishing efforts.

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I guess NYT is sticking to tried and tested winners, where those who run on Android or iOS devices will still be able to get their daily dose of New York Times news via dedicated apps on its respective platforms. How does this affect you as a media consumer – is it any huge loss to your everyday news reading sessions, or have you long ditched the BlackBerry bandwagon and moved on to greener pastures in the form of an Android or iOS smartphone?

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