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Google kicked BlackBerry users of Gmail in the teeth this month when it pulled the plug on its email mobile application.
Besides causing controversy amongst its BlackBerry using collective, it did seem to be a significant marker for the company. While they continue to integrate Gmail into BlackBerry devices natively, it was seen as Google's way of signing the BlackBerry death warrant amongst many end-user consumer customers.
But interestingly, the WSJ reported that Google's reasons for dropping the BlackBerry platform was to cosy up to its nearest rival, Apple. Talk about mixed messages...