Support for Blackberry

Posted on June 10, 2011

We’re happy to announce that we’ve added support for Blackberry devices.  Easy WiFi is now available on App World.  Hurrah!

This version of Easy WiFi is focused more tightly on the cellular offload problem.  It allows users to automatically connect to the Easy WiFi Network or any other WiFi providers they might use, but it drops the map and certain other niceties.  It’s just amazing how rapidly the mobile world is evolving and how the platform lineup has shifted so dramatically over the last few years.

When we started it was all about Windows Mobile, Windows PC, and Symbian.

Then Symbian started to mean “Nokia”.

Then iPhone appeared and we saw the ascension of the smartphone but WinMo apparently was in the bathroom while everyone was getting ready to go out to the party.  It quickly became iOS, Blackberry and Windows PC and we have to invite Symbian along.

Windows PC goes to the gym and tries to lose some pounds with Atom.

Suddenly Android hits and the lineup is iOS, Blackberry, Android.  Symbian fell off a cliff, and although the PC is still huge the playing field has changed and the Netbook doesn’t allow you entry into the new mobile club.

Today, it’s all about Android and iOS.  Blackberry still is huge as is the PC, but they’re just not at the head of the pack.  WinMo and Symbian are essentially dead.  Windows Phone looks interesting but a niche for now and no momentum.

What’s next?  I don’t know, but I know we’re sick of porting!