Latest BlackBerry app news

BlackBerry makes its awesome Hub available to download on all Android Marshmallow phones
BlackBerry makes its awesome Hub available to download on all Android Marshmallow phones By Cam Bunton

BlackBerry has released its Hub to the Play Store, bringing arguably its best software feature to any user running Android Marshmallow on their device.For those unaware, BlackBerry Hub is an awesome unified inbox that brings all of your messages, emails,... Read more

BlackBerry abandoned by WhatsApp, beginning of the end for BB10?
BlackBerry abandoned by WhatsApp, beginning of the end for BB10? By Luke Edwards

WhatsApp has announced that it will be stopping support for certain operating systems including BlackBerry's BB10 OS.WhatsApp has said that it will stop supporting certain operating systems as it wants to focus on those used by the majority of people.While... Read more

BlackBerry going software only? Will make more apps for rival platforms
BlackBerry going software only? Will make more apps for rival platforms By Elyse Betters

With Mobile World Congress underway in Barcelona, BlackBerry has decided to use the annual conference as a platform for announcing information about its plans for the new year.The company has revealed it will heavily focus on software by delivering a... Read more

BlackBerry demands new law to force Apple and Netflix to develop BlackBerry apps
BlackBerry demands new law to force Apple and Netflix to develop BlackBerry apps By Rik Henderson

BlackBerry boss John Chen has posted a remarkable open letter to US president Barack Obama and the US Senate, demanding that it considers making companies like Apple and Netflix make their apps available on BlackBerry phones.As the issue of net neutrality... Read more

BlackBerry's BBM app for Windows Phone now finally available, with new UI
BlackBerry's BBM app for Windows Phone now finally available, with new UI By Elyse Betters

BBM for Windows Phone has finally emerged from its beta period and launched for all. It even sports a tweaked interface.BlackBerry announced last month it would launch BBM for Windows Phone in July, after first confirming it was coming to the platform... Read more

BBM for Windows Phone Beta opens up for all - now anyone can apply to join
BBM for Windows Phone Beta opens up for all - now anyone can apply to join By Elyse Betters

Two days after launching an invite-only beta version of BBM in the Windows Phone Store, BlackBerry has revealed it will now open the beta to approved applicants.BBM - also known as BlackBerry Messenger - is a messaging client included on BlackBerry devices.... Read more

BBM finally lands for Windows Phone - but it's not for everyone just yet
BBM finally lands for Windows Phone - but it's not for everyone just yet By Elyse Betters

BlackBerry has fulfilled its promise by releasing BBM for Windows Phone. But don't get too excited, because most of you can't use it straightaway.BBM - also known as BlackBerry Messenger - is a messaging client included on BlackBerry devices. It allows... Read more

BBM finally coming to Windows Phone in July, now the third most popular OS can pretend it's the fourth
BBM finally coming to Windows Phone in July, now the third most popular OS can pretend it's the fourth By Rik Henderson

BlackBerry has officially set a date for the release of its BBM chat and messenger service for Windows Phone. It was first announced as coming to the platform back in February, when now Microsoft executive Stephen Elop announced it was heading to Lumia... Read more

BlackBerry talks next BBM update for iPhone and Android, group photo messaging to come
BlackBerry talks next BBM update for iPhone and Android, group photo messaging to come By Jake Smith

BlackBerry has detailed a new version of BBM for iPhone and Android, as competition in the mobile messaging space heats up.The Waterloo-based company says the most notable feature coming in the new version is that it will enable users to send pictures... Read more

BBM and Photoshop coming to Lumia handsets
BBM and Photoshop coming to Lumia handsets By Chris Hall

Stephen Elop has taken to the stage at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, to announce that BBM is coming to Nokia Lumia handsets.It's confirmed to arrive "in the coming months", so now Windows Phone and Nokia X users will be able to get in on all... Read more

BBM 2.0 now available for iPhone and Android
BBM 2.0 now available for iPhone and Android By Jake Smith

BlackBerry has announced BBM 2.0, a dramatically improved version of the chat applicaion for Android and iPhone that adds a number of new features to the platform.Most notably, Android and iPhone users can now complete voice calls over Wi-Fi or a data... Read more

BBM chief leaves BlackBerry, making for another high-level departure at the company
BBM chief leaves BlackBerry, making for another high-level departure at the company By Jake Smith

BlackBerry is losing the chief of BBM, at a time when BlackBerry hopes the product will keep it relevant in the smartphone realm and soon bring in revenue. Andrew Bocking, executive vice-president of BlackBerry and head of the messenger service,... Read more

BlackBerry BBM on iOS and Android updated with Find Friends feature
BlackBerry BBM on iOS and Android updated with Find Friends feature By Jake Smith

BlackBerry has rolled out a Find Friends feature to its BBM for iPhone and Android apps.BBM isn't like text messaging where it uses a phone number, so having a way for users to easily find their friends and contacts already using BBM is a necessity. "The... Read more

BBM for Android and iPhone will add free voice calling in 2014
BBM for Android and iPhone will add free voice calling in 2014 By Jake Smith

BlackBerry has announced updates to its BBM for iPhone and Android apps that will be released in 2014.Namely, BBM will gain free voice calling to any BBM contact worldwide with no long distance fees. This will bring BBM up-to-par with other messaging... Read more

BBM Channels now rolling out to BB devices, iPhone and Android versions in the works
BBM Channels now rolling out to BB devices, iPhone and Android versions in the works By Elyse Betters

BlackBerry's own social network, BBM Channels, will launch today on handsets running BlackBerry OS 5 and above.BBM Channels will allow device owners the opportunity to communicate with companies, brands, etc. BlackBerry envisions a platform that goes... Read more

BBM for iPhone and Android launch adds 20M users in one week, plans in-app ads
BBM for iPhone and Android launch adds 20M users in one week, plans in-app ads By Jake Smith

BlackBerry announced the BBM platform is growing handsomely thanks to its launch on iOS and Android. BBM has added 20 million active, new users since the multi-platform launch last week, bringing BBM's total number of active users across all platform... Read more

BBM for iPhone and Android now available to all, no more waiting list
BBM for iPhone and Android now available to all, no more waiting list By Rik Henderson

BlackBerry has opened up its BBM apps for iPhone and Android, allowing anybody to sign in instead of having to join a waiting list."Users can now immediately download, sign in and start using BBM without having to wait," it said in an email sent to Pocket-lint.Additionally,... Read more

BlackBerry: BBM for Android and iPhone rollout resumes today with line-up system
BlackBerry: BBM for Android and iPhone rollout resumes today with line-up system By Elyse Betters

BlackBerry just announced that it is finally able to resume the rollout of BBM for Android and iPhone around the globe.Specifically, consumers will see BBM available as a free download in Google Play and Apple's App Store sometime in "the next few hours".... Read more

BBM delayed for iPhone and Android: Here are 7 alternative IM apps
BBM delayed for iPhone and Android: Here are 7 alternative IM apps By Stuart Miles

BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone and Android has been delayed, but there are plenty of other ways you can talk to your friends via instant messenger (IM) on your iPhone or Android device. Here are some of the very popular alternatives.WhatsappiTunes, Google... Read more

BBM for Android to land 21 September, BBM for iPhone on 22 September
BBM for Android to land 21 September, BBM for iPhone on 22 September By Elyse Betters

BlackBerry has just announced that BBM for Android and iPhone will release on 21 September and 22 September, respectively.The company confirmed the app's availability via a blog post and tweet: "That’s right BBM fans - the iconic mobile social network... Read more

BBM for Android to land 20 September as three-month Samsung exclusive? (Updated)
BBM for Android to land 20 September as three-month Samsung exclusive? (Updated) By Elyse Betters

Another day, another tidbit about where BBM is and when we can finally get our hands on it. The latest news comes from Samsung Mobile Nigeria, which tweeted on Monday that BlackBerry's cross-platform messenger would be available for Android on 20 September. Update... Read more

BlackBerry: BBM for iPhone submitted to App Store two weeks ago, waiting for approval
BlackBerry: BBM for iPhone submitted to App Store two weeks ago, waiting for approval By Elyse Betters

BBM for iPhone will soon be available for download.Alex Kinsella, senior strategic account manager at BlackBerry, tweeted recently that BlackBerry has submitted BBM for iPhone to Apple's App Store for approval. So the app should launch publicly soon... Read more

BBM for Android and iOS user guides leak ahead of release
BBM for Android and iOS user guides leak ahead of release By Elyse Betters

BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS are said to be landing before 23 September for at least North America, but it seems the apps' user guides didn't get the memo and have leaked prematurely.CEO Thorsten Heins originally announced the long-rumoured... Read more

BBM for iPhone and Android release date set [update]
BBM for iPhone and Android release date set [update] By Rik Henderson

Using its official Twitter account, T-Mobile UK has spilled the beans on when BlackBerry Messenger is coming to iOS and Android: Thursday 27 June.It was announced in the middle of May during the company's BlackBerry Live developers' conference in Florida,... Read more

British government says BlackBerry 10 not secure enough yet
British government says BlackBerry 10 not secure enough yet By Jake Smith

The British government has yet to approve the new BlackBerry 10 mobile OS, saying it is not secure enough over BlackBerry version 7.1 for government work, The Guardian reports.Launched at the end of January, BlackBerry 10 is said to bring several security... Read more

Retailers lowering BlackBerry Z10 prices less than a month after launch
Retailers lowering BlackBerry Z10 prices less than a month after launch By Jake Smith

Two big retailers in the UK have begun cutting prices of the Blackberry Z10, after its launch in the country last month. Specifically, Carphone Warehouse is offering around a £160 reduction for the handset on the 3 network. Pricing for the handset... Read more

Sprint will offer the BlackBerry Q10, passing on the BlackBerry Z10
Sprint will offer the BlackBerry Q10, passing on the BlackBerry Z10 By Jake Smith

Sprint will be the only US carrier passing on BlackBerry's flagship Z10, the company confirmed. Instead, it will wait to offer the BlackBerry Q10 later this spring, with its full Qwerty keyboard.Sprint spokesman Mark Elliot confirmed to Bloomberg: “We... Read more

Unlocked BlackBerry Z10 hitting UK retailers this week?
Unlocked BlackBerry Z10 hitting UK retailers this week? By Jake Smith

Folks in the UK have been enjoying the new BlackBerry Z10 on-contract for roughly two weeks now. However those who are awaiting for an unlocked, SIM-free version have had to wait like the rest of the world.According to a new report from CrackBerry, retailers... Read more

BlackBerry to pull out of Japan over low market share and translation cost
BlackBerry to pull out of Japan over low market share and translation cost By Jake Smith

With the BlackBerry Z10 smashing records for the company in both the UK and Canada, BlackBerry reportedly plans to stop selling handsets in Japan. According to Nikkei business daily, BlackBerry can't justify launching its BlackBerry 10 operating system... Read more

BlackBerry: Z10 launch in Canada and UK best ever for the company
BlackBerry: Z10 launch in Canada and UK best ever for the company By Jake Smith

The BlackBerry Z10 is setting records for the Waterloo-based company in its first two markets, Canada and the UK, according to CEO Thorsten Heins. In a statement released to media outlets worldwide, BlackBerry said it saw its best launch day in the company's... Read more

BlackBerry Q10 launch in the US set for mid-May to early June
BlackBerry Q10 launch in the US set for mid-May to early June By Jake Smith

Some BlackBerry 10 hopefuls in the US are waiting to get their hands on the BlackBerry Z10 in March, and others are waiting on the Qwerty BlackBerry Q10. Until now, a specific time frame for the Q10's launch hasn't been detailed stateside, and according... Read more

BlackBerry: Z10 selling better than expected in UK
BlackBerry: Z10 selling better than expected in UK By Hunter Skipworth

The BlackBerry Z10 is already selling out in some stores in the UK. Speaking at the BlackBerry Jam developer conference today in Amsterdam, European managing director Stephen Bates said: "The response we have seen exceeded all of our launch partners... Read more

BlackBerry 10 gains another 20,000 app submissions in under two days
BlackBerry 10 gains another 20,000 app submissions in under two days By Jake Smith

With BlackBerry 10's launch at the end of January, RIM has garnered an additional 19,071 apps for the BlackBerry World in 36 hours, thanks to the last Port-a-Thon event held over the weekend. RIM's third Port-a-Thon event, which allows developers to... Read more

RIM takes on Android, as Samsung trashes BlackBerry users in new advert
RIM takes on Android, as Samsung trashes BlackBerry users in new advert By Jake Smith

A war between BlackBerry and Android is about to ensue, as RIM works to outshine Google and Samsung bashes BlackBerry business users.RIM has announced its BlackBerry Live conference for 14-16 May, the same time as Google's I/O conference takes place in... Read more

BlackBerry 10 gains 15,000 app submissions in under two days
BlackBerry 10 gains 15,000 app submissions in under two days By Jake Smith

RIM has garnered 15,000 BlackBerry 10 apps in less than 48 hours, thanks to eager developers as the new mobile OS launch arrives later this month.Canada-based RIM held its second Port-a-Thon event over the weekend, offering developers incentives such... Read more

RIM CEO: We need to become a lean, mean hunting machine
RIM CEO: We need to become a lean, mean hunting machine By Danny Brogan

Thorsten Heins, chief executive of RIM, has been speaking  to an exclusive group of journalists at BlackBerry World about his long terms goals for the manufacturer.With Pocket-lint in attendance, Heins reiterated that RIM had no plans to leave the consumer... Read more

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha pictures and hands-on
BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha pictures and hands-on By Danny Brogan

So we might not be developers, but we’ve managed to tackle the media scrum and got some hands-on time with the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device.The device is being handed out to all developers attending the BlackBerry World conference, helping to develop... Read more

BlackBerry 10 arrives, why should we be getting excited?
BlackBerry 10 arrives, why should we be getting excited? By Danny Brogan

So BlackBerry 10 is now official, having been unveiled at RIM’s BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, Florida. Yet what’s new and why should we be getting excited?Still being developed, RIM demoed a few key features on the new operating system on... Read more

BlackBerry Music Gateway connects via NFC
BlackBerry Music Gateway connects via NFC By Danny Brogan

RIM has unveiled the BlackBerry Music Gateway, a second stab at allowing BlackBerry Users to stream music to another device.This time the new device connects to BlackBerry devices via NFC before playing your music via Stereo Bluetooth. It effectively... Read more

BlackBerry BBX demo shows PlayBook running Android apps (video)
BlackBerry BBX demo shows PlayBook running Android apps (video) By Ben Crompton

RIM recently showed off and detailed its new BBX OS platform at Devcon 2011, in San Francisco, but now a video has emerged of the new BlackBerry OS running Android apps - something that will bring mass appeal to the platform.The BBX OS is based on the... Read more

BlackBerry Travel added to App World test center
BlackBerry Travel added to App World test center By Ben Crompton

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... Read more

BlackBerry Curve 3G: The 9300 gets official
BlackBerry Curve 3G: The 9300 gets official By Paul Lamkin

Research in Motion, fresh from launching its new flagship device - the BlackBerry Torch 9800, last week - has announced the newest addition to the Curve Family - the BlackBerry Curve 3G.The Curve 3G is the 9300 model that we have brought you details of... Read more

BlackBerry Dropbox beta drops onto App World
BlackBerry Dropbox beta drops onto App World By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more