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 beta brings BBM Channels and voice support
BBM for Android beta brings BBM Channels and voice support By Elyse Betters

If you're using the BBM messaging client on Android, go to the BlackBerry Beta Zone. BlackBerry has a private beta available that brings BBM Channels and Voice support.The new beta will allow you to experience social, connected discussions and free Wi-Fi... Read more

BlackBerry pulls Twitter app 10.2.2 update for BB10 and urges roll back
BlackBerry pulls Twitter app 10.2.2 update for BB10 and urges roll back By Rik Henderson

BlackBerry is urging users of BlackBerry 10 OS handsets to roll back the Twitter application to a former version if it was updated to version 10.2.2.The update added a number of new features, including improved search functionality, integration with BBM,... 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 iOS updated with support for non-3G/4G iPad and iPod touch
BBM for iOS updated with support for non-3G/4G iPad and iPod touch By Jake Smith

As expected, BlackBerry has updated BBM for iOS with support for Wi-Fi-only iOS devices, including iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPod touch devices, bringing several enhancements along with it. Previously, the app only... Read more

BBM coming to Wi-Fi iPads within 24 hours
BBM coming to Wi-Fi iPads within 24 hours By Rik Henderson

BlackBerry has confirmed that a new version of BBM hitting iTunes within 24 hours will work on Wi-Fi-only iOS devices, including iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPod touch devices. (See update below)The first version of the... 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

No iPad support for BBM at launch, says BlackBerry
No iPad support for BBM at launch, says BlackBerry By Rik Henderson

BlackBerry has revealed that iPad is not part of its BBM for iOS plans, at least not initially. It is concentrating on iPhone first, with possible tablet support coming at a later date.During its BlackBerry Live conference in Florida, the company revealed... Read more

BlackBerry Travel makes its way to BB10 with new sharing features, price notifications
BlackBerry Travel makes its way to BB10 with new sharing features, price notifications By Jake Smith

The folks in Waterloo have launched an update to their BlackBerry Travel app with native support for BlackBerry 10, available now on BlackBerry World. Having been on past versions of BlackBerry, Travel allows users to plan, book, manage, and share their... 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

Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Z10 goes on sale 28 March for $199
Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Z10 goes on sale 28 March for $199 By Jake Smith

Verizon Wireless is the second carrier to bring make BlackBerry Z10 available in the US, and has announced the BlackBerry 10-packed handset will be available 28 March.Pre-orders on Verizon will begin on 14 March at 8AM EST. Pricing is as expected: $199... Read more

Sprint tipped to carry full-touch BlackBerry later this year, though not the Z10
Sprint tipped to carry full-touch BlackBerry later this year, though not the Z10 By Jake Smith

Sprint will be offering a full-touchscreen BlackBerry 10-powered handset later this year, though not the BlackBerry Z10, according to a new report from AllThingsD. Sprint has previously denied that it will carry the BlackBerry Z10, and instead will focus... Read more

BlackBerry Z10 gets first US launch date: AT&T on 22 March for $199
BlackBerry Z10 gets first US launch date: AT&T on 22 March for $199 By Jake Smith

AT&T has announced that it will launch the BlackBerry Z10 on 22 March for $199 (£134). The new BlackBerry flagship, running the company's brand new BlackBerry 10 operating system, has previously been limited to Canada and parts of Europe. Now expanding... Read more

BlackBerry Q10 launch on T-Mobile US reportedly set for May
BlackBerry Q10 launch on T-Mobile US reportedly set for May By Jake Smith

BlackBerry will launch its Qwerty-packing BlackBerry Q10 handset on T-Mobile stateside, the company has confirmed. A BlackBerry representative has told the publication N4BB that T-Mobile plans to release the Q10 sometime in May. T-Mobile is the fourth-largest... Read more

BlackBerry Twitter and LinkedIn apps updated with necessary fixes
BlackBerry Twitter and LinkedIn apps updated with necessary fixes By Jake Smith

Social media junkies will be happy to know BlackBerry has updated its standalone Twitter and LinkedIn applications on BlackBerry 10 with a number of features and enhancements. Now available on the BlackBerry World, Twitter has been majorly improved.... 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

BlackBerry Z10 update now available over-the-air, fixing battery life and bugs
BlackBerry Z10 update now available over-the-air, fixing battery life and bugs By Jake Smith

BlackBerry has released a system update for the BlackBerry Z10, improving performance in several areas for users who picked up the smartphone in the past month. Specifically, BlackBerry says the 10.0.10.85 update brings better third-party app performance,... Read more

BlackBerry Z10 'will be available across the US in a few short weeks'
BlackBerry Z10 'will be available across the US in a few short weeks' By Jake Smith

BlackBerry has provided great news for US customers foaming at the mouth to get their hands on the new BlackBerry 10 platform.The Waterloo-based company tweeted from its official Twitter account: "BlackBerry 10 will be available across the US in a few... 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 Creative Director Alicia Keys tweets from her iPhone
BlackBerry Creative Director Alicia Keys tweets from her iPhone By Jake Smith

While quoting some fresh Drake lyrics, BlackBerry's new creative director Alicia Keys made the mistake of tweeting from her iPhone.Keys had been tweeting from her BlackBerry Z10 since launch before making the awkward mix-up - perhaps hinting what her... 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: Get used to Z10's poor battery
BlackBerry: Get used to Z10's poor battery By Hunter Skipworth

BlackBerry isn't planning on addressing the battery issues with its new Z10 smartphone, according to Vivek Bhardwaj, the company's head of software portfolio, who spoke to Pocket-lint about the issue."We are trying to be as competitive as we can on... 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

Blippar turns your iPhone or Android smartphone into a BlackBerry Z10... sort of
Blippar turns your iPhone or Android smartphone into a BlackBerry Z10... sort of By Rik Henderson

Augmented reality app stories are like buses it seems, they break down regularly and smell slightly of urine and fried chicken. Er, that's not right... They come two at a time. That's more like it.No sooner had Pocket-lint posted a story about the front... 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 Z10 launch on T-Mobile US slated for 27 March
BlackBerry Z10 launch on T-Mobile US slated for 27 March By Jake Smith

While the folks in the UK and Canada are living it up with their BlackBerry Z10, the folks stateside are playing the waiting game. Currently slated for all four major US carriers, the BlackBerry Z10's release date on T-Mobile has been leaked. According... Read more

BlackBerry World apps now cheaper as minimum price drops
BlackBerry World apps now cheaper as minimum price drops By Jake Smith

RIM has announced a new change to its BlackBerry World, bringing the lowest tier of app pricing from £1.00 to £0.75 ahead of BlackBerry 10's launch this month. "The goal of this adjustment is to ensure prices are in line with currency fluctuations... Read more