Seesmic says bye-bye Blackberry

The title says it all.  The developers of Seesmic, quite possible the most versatile social media client, have decided that they will no longer support Blackberry.  As of June 30, they will focus on what they call their "most popular platforms: Android, iOS and Windows Phone 7."

This isn't terribly surprising, as RIM has fallen way behind in the race for smartphone greatness.  The market that was once overwhelmingly business-driven has gone the way of mass consumption, and Blackberry is not in a position to keep up.  Despite their push to develop apps to attract more multi-media heavy users and their recent Bing integration, it looks to be too little too late.

If you are a social media user (aka, a living, breathing human being) and you have not tried Seesmic, you should definitely check it out.

Source: Seesmic

  • That's a terrible blow to BlackBerry to not be considered a "popular platform". Seems like Seesmic is almost teasing RIM with this.
  • It's a dog eat dog world out there. Sucks for Blackberry, but if they really have so few users that they are stopping development entirely, it's a testament to how far the platform has fallen. It is nice to see WP7 listed among "Popular Platforms" for a change.
  • Perhaps a dumb question, but if I'm solely a Facebook user what advantages does this app have over the People tile?
  • None. Seesmic is for twitter.
  • Seesmic has always had a soft spot for Microsoft products o_0
  • Why is this even posted on WPCentral. The Seesmic app for BlackBerry was pure **** and couldnt compete with the native twitter app or UserSocial.
  • I have never used any of their apps and have never been on Facebook or Twitter and have no desire to go there, I love my old Bold 9000 but Blackberry seems to be circleing the drain and I am looking at some WP7 phones, now if I could just get this Blackberry Forever tatoo removed from my chest.........