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OverDrive to Discontinue BlackBerry App

Effective April 10, 2014, the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, and Playbook devices.

BlackBerry users with the app installed prior to April 10 will be able to continue downloading ebooks and audiobooks via OMC. However, no further development or testing will be dedicated to it.

In the past year, OMC for BlackBerry has experienced a steady decline in downloads. Only .3% of all visitors to the ebook catalog come from a BlackBerry device. After much consideration, OverDrive has decided to remove the app from BlackBerry App World and continue to focus development efforts on more widely used platforms such as iOS and Android — both of which have more daily downloads than BlackBerry has monthly.

In addition to being able to continue to use an already-installed OMC app, BlackBerry users can also checkout and read Kindle-format ebooks using the Kindle for BlackBerry 10 app.

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