Crackberry.com, a news hub for BlackBerry loyalists, reported last week that the company and Facebook are preparing an Instagram app for the new operating system. “It makes sense that they have the major social media apps, and without those, it doesn’t matter how good the hardware is,” said David Tan, assistant professor of strategy at …

A Research in Motion Blackberry acquires a web page on its browser function. (AP Photo / CP, Adrian Wyld)(AP Photo / CP, Adrian Wyld) (CNET) – Adios, RIM. Research In Motion is no more. TO BlackBerry 10 launch event in New York today, CEO Thorsten Heins has announced that RIM’s venerable moniker has been retired …

BlackBerry 10 – balancing people and work. Will there be enough apps to satiate today’s smartphone consumer? But will there be apps to share? RIM has been the subject of an all-out media assault this month. So far, their marketing has received a lot of the headlines, and especially the most positive. One of the …

BES 10 release paves the way for new BlackBerry devices By Greg Crowe January 23, 2013 Research in Motion announced the release of BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10, a week before the unveiling of the BlackBerry 10 operating system. BES 10 supports all the new features of a BlackBerry 10 smartphone or tablet, including BlackBerry Balance, …

RIM announced that its redesigned BlackBerry World app store is now live, after music, movies and TV shows were first added to the store. The store was renamed BlackBerry World – it was previously BlackBerry App World – and this name change indicates that, like Google and Apple, RIM has added new types of content. …

Viber, the company behind the popular free smartphone messaging and voice calling app of the same name, has good news for millions of BlackBerry owners who couldn’t call their friends through the app. Dedicated BlackBerry – the feature has been developed and will be launched in April. Today, the company released version 2.3 for BlackBerry …

Of course, pirated applications can be found on the web on sites like appbucket.net and snappzmarket.com, but you wouldn’t expect to find them in legitimate app stores, such as BlackBerry App World. But, indeed, it would. And, to make matters worse, the allegedly stolen apps found in the store and packaged as BlackBerry PlayBook and …

One of the common issues that BlackBerry users face on their devices is the missing BlackBerry App World icon on the screen after an update. Apparently, the problem appears with several native Research In Motion apps, but there are several ways to fix it. Users who have had a beta version of the application installed …

Today, Canadian mobile phone maker Research In Motion made a new version of the BBM 7 app available for download via the official BlackBerry App World for its users. The new version of the app brings a nice range of improvements, the most important of which is the inclusion of BBM Voice. With this feature, …

In early 2010, Verizon attempted to capitalize on the app craze by launching its own storefront for Android and BlackBerry users, known as Verizon Apps. In the years that followed, the Android Market (now known as the Google Play Store) grew to compete in size with the Apple App Store – and Verizon ultimately decided …

Research In Motion (RIM) launched a new version of its app store, BlackBerry App World, last week. However, for unknown reasons, the Canadian company has not rolled out the updated app to all regions. BlackBerry App World 4.0.0.55 was only available for manual download and BlackBerry users had to remove the beta version installed on …

Apps are an important part of any mobile platform and have been a sore point for RIM, which lags far behind the competition when it comes to the size of its app library. But RIM says it’s working to improve that with its new BlackBerry App World store for BlackBerry 10. Interface BlackBerry App World …

After going through some tough times, Research in Motion finally has some good news to share. BlackBerry App World has reached the 3 billion downloads mark, with 1 billion downloads in the past six months. These downloads include applications downloaded to the BlackBerry smartphone and its PlayBoook tablet. Announcing via the company’s developer blog, Victoria …

Spotify finally launched a native app for BlackBerry mobile devices this week, with the addition of a Spotify app to BlackBerry App World. Spotify has been available on the BlackBerry platform for some time via a browser, but the creation of the new native BlackBerry Spotify app allows users to simply download the app and …

Rumors have been going around for years now that RIM was considering offering its software and BlackBerry Messenger service on other platforms. Today the the Wall Street newspaper Not only reports that these rumors had some merit, but that plans were scuttled as CEO Thorsten Heins focuses the company on launching its first BlackBerry 10 …

Mippin will power the BlackBerry app generatorOnline publishers can create apps for BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBook smartphones in minutes BlackBerry World 2012 – Orlando FL – May 1, 2012 – Mippin today announced that the Mippin app creation platform will power the BlackBerry® App Generator – an easy-to-use online app builder, empowering content owners …

Research in Motion has confirmed that it has hit the 99,500 app mark in its BlackBerry OS and PlayBook App World stores. Alec Saunders, vice president of developer relations for RIM, took the stage at BlackBerry World 2012 in Orlando to shatter some of the myths surrounding the business and applications on BlackBerry devices. Saunders …

By Joanna Stern May 1, 2012 BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha developer test device The two months have not been easy for RIM, the makers of the BlackBerry. The Waterloo, Canada-based company has lost key board members as well as a significant share of the smartphone market to phone makers Apple and Android. But today, the …

Spotify has finally launched a BlackBerry app, allowing crackberry addicts to access its premium service from your phone, as long as you’re not the proud owner of a BlackBerry Torch 9800. The preview version of the long-awaited Spotify app is compatible with most other BlackBerry phones currently on the market and requires a premium subscription …

RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis briefly apologized for last week’s outage at RIM’s DevCon, then moved on to talk about his new BBX system. SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney) – Research in Motion spent about 120 seconds of its developer conference discussing last week’s global outage – then made it clear that the company was moving forward. “I …

A gift card for applications, what an original idea! Mobiroo has covered your smartphone fanatic’s Christmas stocking this holiday season with App gift cards for Android or BlackBerry devices. Continue reading after the jump. During this holiday season, feed your family’s smartphone addiction, and allow them to access the full potential of their Android or …

What was rumored to be BlackBerry OS 6.1 was officially announced as OS 7 because RIM felt the improvements were too big for a simple 0.1 update. Bad news for older devices – they won’t be part of the action. BlackBerry OS 7 will launch with BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Bold 9930 (aka the Bold …

You will need to set up your BlackBerry ID and a plug-in before you can send downloads to your BlackBerry smartphone. Screenshot by Jessica Dolcourt / CNET We’ve known for some time that RIM will be updating its BlackBerry App World online storefront to provide web-to-phone downloads. That day is today. RIM has implemented BlackBerry …

Last week, the Windows Live team was busy releasing Hotmail updates and integrating LinkedIn, and this week Bing is releasing several updates, for your Outlook, cell phone, and search itself. First news this week – Bing has released a new tool that will make all travel planners very happy, as the Bing Travel Planner for …

After a wildly busy week here at CrackBerry, it’s time to head to the weekend and hopefully have the chance to relax a bit. Personally, I feel a bit exhausted from all the news. You could even say that I was “Torched” but alas, the weekend will bring good things. Sadly, not a lot of …

RIM / Blackberry BlackBerry maker RIM officially announced the BlackBerry 6 on Tuesday, alongside the company’s unveiling of the BlackBerry Torch smartphone. In fact, BlackBerry 6, RIM’s newest operating system, will debut on the BlackBerry Torch. It will be available exclusively at AT&T from August 12. Additionally, BlackBerry 6 will also have backward compatibility for …

Amazon.com released its new free Kindle app for BlackBerry, allowing Research In Motion (RIM) smartphone users to access the retailer’s online catalog or more than 400,000 digital books for its Kindle e-reader and mobile apps associated. Amazon Kindle for BlackBerry on the Bold 9000 device I told you to wait for the Kindle BlackBerry app …

We’ve covered a few Distimo reports in the past, as they provide us with valuable insights into Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market, based on the startup’s in-depth analysis of publicly available data. Now the company has added RIM’s Blackberry App World store to the fray, giving us even more data points to compare …

A group of nurses have started using BlackBerry products to speed up the way they work. Medicals Direct has supplied a network of nurses working in the UK with BlackBerry smartphones and Anoto digital pens that digitize the administrative part of their work. Jonathan Benton, CEO of Medicals Direct, said in a statement: “After looking …

If you’ve used your BlackBerry in the past 24 hours, you’ve probably noticed this red star stuck to the App World icon, signaling that it’s time to upgrade. Yes, the RIM version of the App Store has reached version 1.1, and most of the update is about better browsing options – new categories, better downloads …

2009 is the year of the mobile app store. Apple started the movement with the launch of its very successful iTunes App Store for iPhone in 2008, and then all cell phones followed suit. Today, Nokia operates the Ovi Store; Microsoft has the next Windows Marketplace for Mobile; Google uses Android Marketplace; and Research In …

As expected, Research In Motion’s (RIM) new on-device BlackBerry mobile app store, BlackBerry App World, opened virtual today, in time for the CTIA Wireless Spring 2009 event in Las Vegas. And RIM was kind enough to share key details and screenshots of the new storefront in advance. BlackBerry app world icon News of the much-anticipated …

RIM launched BlackBerry App World, its version of the App Store on the device. Available initially in the US, UK and Canada – with a wider rollout to follow – App World will work on any BlackBerry running OS 4.2 or higher, provided they have a trackball or higher. ‘a touch screen. The software can …

Ottawa inventor Atif Shamim tries to patent one of his creations that could completely revolutionize the mobile battery industry. It has come up with a solution that all engineers dream of and that iPhone developers have failed to produce until now. Being only a student at Carleton University, the inventor developed a wireless connector that …