According to Digital Trends, Nokia is planning to axe Blackberry Connect from their latest E Series handsets, the Nokia E71 and E66. So far there are mixed messages amongst all involved.
RIM claims it’s still working with a host of companies which includes Nokia, whilst this is true and there is still support for the older handsets that support the Blackberry Connect service, there is no word from Nokia on the availability of Blackberry Connect for their latest E Series devices which are predominantly aimed at the e-mail-centric consumer.
Nokia’s UK Managing Director Simon Ainslie is quoted giving reasons for the lack of support for these latest models so far as:
“an opportunity to give consumers a proper choice on what email solution they want,” and to “make email a mass-market proposition for everybody”.
Nokia still offers the Blackberry Connect service for the 9300i, 9300, 9500, E50, E51, E60, E61, E61i, E62, E65, E70 and E90.
In my opinion they need to get their act together now, the devices are available and have no support which is only going to delay ad frustrate users who are looking to use this service.