BlackBerry App World archive

  • BlackBerry Share uses NFC for app discovery
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    BlackBerry Share uses NFC for app discovery

    By 3 May 2012

    BlackBerry users with an NFC-enabled handset can now share apps with their friends by simply tapping the two phones together. BlackBerry Share was demoed at BlackBerry World in Orlando, Florida and brings a social element to downloading applications....

  • RIM guarantees $10,000 for BlackBerry 10 app developers
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    RIM guarantees $10,000 for BlackBerry 10 app developers

    By 1 May 2012

    RIM has promised BlackBerry 10 app developers at least $10,000 in the first year should their application qualify for BlackBerry App World. Anyone doubting RIM’s commitment to ensuring its BlackBerry 10 OS is well equipped with apps when it’s launched...

  • BlackBerry App World 3.1 comes bearing gifts
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    BlackBerry App World 3.1 comes bearing gifts

    By 19 December 2011

    BlackBerry App World 3.1 has arrived in RIM lovers' lives - bringing with it a nifty new addition whereby rather than forking out for apps using your own hard earned money, you can request that your pals buy them for you. The "Request Gift" feature is...

  • BlackBerry App World 3.0 now available
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    BlackBerry App World 3.0 now available

    By 6 September 2011

    RIM has released BlackBerry App World 3.0 for its smartphone users. The redesigned front-end for the company's store has been crafted to make it easier to find applications, games and themes, with each category getting its own channel. Other new features...

  • BlackBerry Travel added to App World test center
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    BlackBerry Travel added to App World test center

    By 14 February 2011

    BlackBerry Travel Beta has just been announced on the BlackBerry blog, adding to its BlackBerry smartphone “Super Apps" lineup. So what's so super about it? Well anyone sporting a BlackBerry smartphone can now plan, book and manage their travel plans...

  • BlackBerry App World 2.1 set for client beta
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    BlackBerry App World 2.1 set for client beta

    By 6 January 2011

    We've just received word that the BlackBerry App World 2.1 client beta is going to launch imminently. The scheduled live time for supported countries is 7pm UK time on 6 January, and it will bring with it a number of key features including: Support for...

  • Get some Bieber on your BlackBerry with the Amazon MP3 app
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    Get some Bieber on your BlackBerry with the Amazon MP3 app

    By 14 December 2010

    BlackBerry owners (in the States at least) now have access to major digital music store, with the official launch of the Amazon MP3 app into the BlackBerry App World. The app lets you directly download the tunes you want to your handset (which you can...

  • RIM opens up for BlackBerry PlayBook submissions
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    RIM opens up for BlackBerry PlayBook submissions

    By 7 December 2010

    It looks as if Research in Motion is all systems go for the forthcoming BlackBerry PlayBook as it has announced that the doors are now open at the App World for developers to submit their ideas. Plus, if your app gets approved and makes the cut before...

  • BlackBerry app developers given new tools to take on Apple and Android
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    BlackBerry app developers given new tools to take on Apple and Android

    By 27 September 2010

    Having launched a new front end; the BlackBerry App World 2.0, RIM has announced a range of new features to help developers make the most of the range of BlackBerry smartphones on the market. Boasting big figures, the BlackBerry App world, which launched...

  • BlackBerry App World 2.0 up and running
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    BlackBerry App World 2.0 up and running

    By 25 August 2010

    RIM has updated its answer to the App Store with version 2.0 of the BlackBerry App World, which is now up and running. The updated service has several improvements including: - New Payment Option: Meaning that you can now use your credit card as well...

  • BlackBerry Dropbox beta drops onto App World
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    BlackBerry Dropbox beta drops onto App World

    By 2 August 2010

    Dropbox, the cloud based file backup and sharing service, has been launched in beta form for BlackBerry users. But you'll have to act quickly if you want to get in on the, very limited, beta trial - initial reports suggested that it would only be open...

  • BlackBerry: Which handset to go for?
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    BlackBerry: Which handset to go for?

    By 28 July 2010

    You've decided that you aren't really into all this touchscreen nonsense, you want a QWERTY keyboard and that BlackBerry is the handset for you. No problem, but which BlackBerry phone is the best for your situation? The BlackBerry has made a great shift...

  • iPlayer comes to BlackBerry handsets
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    iPlayer comes to BlackBerry handsets

    By 1 March 2010

    The BBC has expanded its range of mobile applications to include an official BlackBerry iPlayer client. Owners of the BlackBerry Bold 2 (9700) and Storm 2 (9520/9550) are now able to access the Beeb's television catch-up service from their handset. It'll...

  • Amazon launches Kindle app for BlackBerry
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    Amazon launches Kindle app for BlackBerry

    By 19 February 2010

    Amazon has launched a Kindle app for BlackBerry smartphones that means owners of the RIM-made handsets in the States can use their phones as ebook readers for Amazon's platform either as a standalone ereader or Whispersyncing it with their Kindle device....

  • First five... BlackBerry apps to download
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    First five... BlackBerry apps to download

    By 30 December 2009

    So you've just got a new BlackBerry. Aren't you the lucky one? Whether it's for work or for pleasure, there are thousands of apps you can download to suit virtually every situation. However, while you can get apps for specific tasks there's no point getting...

  • Nimbuzz launches native BlackBerry app
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    Nimbuzz launches native BlackBerry app

    By 4 December 2009

    Nimbuzz has announced the launch of a new app for BlackBerry smartphones, said to be the first to run as a native application on the device, enabling users to connect with each other via their social networks. The native functionality allows Nimbuzz to...

  • eBay unveils BlackBerry auction app
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    eBay unveils BlackBerry auction app

    By 25 November 2009

    If you're a hardened eBay fiend, then you'll know the value of watching your auctions like a hawk. If you're desperate to bag that multipack of pipe cleaners in rare colours, or R2D2 pencil sharpener, or sample of Chuck Norris' nostril hair, then you...

  • Xobni mobile details teased at BlackBerry Developer Conference
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    Xobni mobile details teased at BlackBerry Developer Conference

    By 9 November 2009

    Xobni has offered further details of what the mobile version of its Outlook plug-in will offer and suggested a launch date to delegates at the BlackBerry Developer Conference in San Francisco on Monday. "Xobni for mobile will be more like your automatic...

  • Facebook for BlackBerry gets updated
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    Facebook for BlackBerry gets updated

    By 19 October 2009

    It's being reported that Facebook has rolled out an update to its BlackBerry client. Version 1.7 is now available and can be found and downloaded on both on the BlackBerry App World and on blackberry.com/facebook and m.facebook.com. The new features list...

  • Shazam tops 50 million global users
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    Shazam tops 50 million global users

    By 14 October 2009

    Shazam, the music discovery service, has revealed that more than 50 million people around the world have now used the Shazam service. This is an increase of 15 million users since February of this year, while Shazam is now available, across various platforms...

  • BlackBerry Messenger 5 released
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    BlackBerry Messenger 5 released

    By 10 October 2009

    RIM has updated its BlackBerry Messenger application for all BlackBerry handsets running OS version 4.5 or higher. The new application, either available from the BlackBerry App Store or via a download link from a browser, adds a host of new features to...

  • RIM, U2 ape iTunes LP with "album experience" BlackBerry app
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    RIM, U2 ape iTunes LP with "album experience" BlackBerry app

    By 16 September 2009

    Following the launch of Apple's iTunes 9 and its "iTunes LP" functionality, U2 and RIM have announced something rather similar for BlackBerry smartphone owners. Using the same angle as Apple, the companies say they have "great news for digital music fans...

  • RIM announces BlackBerry App World 1.1
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    RIM announces BlackBerry App World 1.1

    By 3 August 2009

    RIM's version of the app store for its BlackBerry smartphones has been given a major update as well as seeing expansion into over 10 new countries. The Canadian manufacturer has released BlackBerry App World 1.1, which is available to download in five...

  • RIM launches MyBlackBerry social network
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    RIM launches MyBlackBerry social network

    By 14 July 2009

    In an attempt to up the profile of the BlackBerry App World, which many would argue hasn't been as successful as the iPhone App Store, RIM has announced a social network called MyBlackBerry. Users will be able to create a profile on the service and then...

  • Shazam launches for BlackBerry Storm
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    Shazam launches for BlackBerry Storm

    By 13 July 2009

    BlackBerry Storm owners will now have the option to get the "mobile music discovery application" Shazam for their handset. Shazam has been available via the BlackBerry App World since April but now offers full SurePress touchscreen support. Not really...