Srsly? BlackBerry's Facebook App Has Only Just Had Events and Places…

The Facebook app for BlackBerry's PlayBook has been given a once over, bringing along Facebook Places for checking in and grabbing freebies, Events, plus the ability to change your privacy settings. Meanwhile, the BlackBerry phone app has been upgraded with Chat functionality. [BerryReporter via UberGizmo] » 7/27/11 10:07am 7/27/11 10:07am

BlackBerry App Downloads Hit 1 Billion...But Wait

Yes, RIM has seen one billion apps downloaded from its App World store...but that figure includes updated app downloads too, according to the rep BGR spoke to. Oh dear. [BlackBerry via BGR] » 7/13/11 7:30am 7/13/11 7:30am

Ignore Telemarketers' Crap-Selling Phone Calls by Downloading the Mr.…

Any old app can screen calls of well-known call centers...but what about the smaller, local ones? The Mr. Number app claims to identify 70 per cent of phone calls in the US, by asking its users to opt-in and share their contacts so they can learn from them. » 4/20/11 3:20pm 4/20/11 3:20pm

BlackBerry Protect Will Find, Remote Wipe and Backup Your BlackBerry…

It's been in limited beta since July and hit the App World a few weeks ago but if you didn't grab it then, go download BlackBerry Protect for your Blackberry now. You can locate your BB on a map, set a password, wipe it, make it ring loud or display a message and even wirelessly backup your phone's contents. All for… » 3/22/11 5:26pm 3/22/11 5:26pm

What Instagram Would Look Like on a BlackBerry

Like the decidedly unfun (but funny!) Angry Birds on BlackBerry, Instagram on BlackBerry is just as miserably stone-aged. Because all BlackBerrys users totally love spreadsheets, duh! » 1/15/11 11:00am 1/15/11 11:00am

Use These 8 Apps To Ditch Your Expensive Texting Plan

With bloated fees for everything on your cell phone carrier, it's easy to get frustrated when you or someone on your family plan goes over your text message limit. » 12/28/10 4:40pm 12/28/10 4:40pm

RIM's Vague Excuse For Removing The Kik Messenger App: Breach Of…

BlackBerry users may have noticed that they can neither download the Kik Messenger app nor receive push notifications through it if they already have it on their devices. Here's Research in Motion's vague excuse and pathetic explanation for the whole mess: » 11/23/10 8:20pm 11/23/10 8:20pm

Latest Facebook App Update for BlackBerry Brings Places and Maps

I had to uninstall the Facebook app on my BlackBerry Bold, such was my fury at how buggy it was. Let's hope update 1.9 fixes some of the issues. Places is now supported (for "checking in" to locations), along with BlackBerry Maps integration for viewing maps of their location. [BlackBerry App World] » 11/11/10 10:29am 11/11/10 10:29am

iOS and BlackBerry Apps Coming Soon From Garmin Navigation

We didn't care much when the official Garmin-ASUS collaboration ended this week (anyone who read our review will know why), but ASUS still has exclusive rights to Garmin's navigation tech for Android phones apparently. iPhone and BlackBerry users can expect to see a navigation app from Garmin soon, though how soon is… » 10/27/10 4:35am 10/27/10 4:35am

In Which the Wall Street Journal Devotes an Entire Article to How Much…

No really, that's about the long and short of this article in the Wall Street Journal: BlackBerry apps suck for users and for developers. And don't expect Plants vs. Zombies for BlackBerry for a long, long time. [WSJ] » 10/15/10 9:36am 10/15/10 9:36am

BlackBerry Doesn't "Need 200 Fart Apps in App World"

Been wondering about BlackBerry's app strategy? Never have I been so infuriated with a phone than when I look at their undernourished App World. According to RIM however, they "aren't focusing on, say, hitting the 50,000 app mark." » 9/29/10 6:07am 9/29/10 6:07am

BlackBerry Torch Simulator Available for Developers

RIM has just made available a BlackBerry Torch 9800 simulator for developers looking to test their apps on the latest 'Berry hardware (or anyone interested in tinkering with BlackBerry 6). [BlackBerry via CrackBerry] » 8/03/10 4:27pm 8/03/10 4:27pm

Twitter for BlackBerry Steps Out Of Beta, Ready For Full Launch

Twitter for BlackBerry is finally leaving the beta tag behind and making a full launch tonight. It took a while, having toiled in private and public beta for ages, but it's been well-improved since then. » 7/06/10 7:06pm 7/06/10 7:06pm

Music WithMe BlackBerry App Syncs iTunes Over Wi-Fi, Sigh

On the eve of giving up my BlackBerry for a shiny new iPhone 4 (hopefully), along comes Music WithMe, an app that syncs iTunes playlists to BlackBerry devices over Wi-Fi or 3G. Dammit, that sounds convenient. » 6/23/10 3:20pm 6/23/10 3:20pm

Kobo Ebook Apps Now Available For iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Palm…

The Kobo ebook apps are free and now available for your iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Palm Pre devices. This means that you can easily purchase, access, bookmark, and read your ebooks on the go. [Kobo via CrunchGear] » 6/22/10 8:30pm 6/22/10 8:30pm

BlackBerry App World 2.0 Adds Carrier Billing, BlackBerry ID Accounts

BlackBerry App World 2.0 is getting a much needed update that'll bring features like carrier billing, BlackBerry ID accounts, QR code support, better search, and a MyWorld section to your app-starved BlackBerrys. Carrier billing lets users pay for purchases through their monthly carrier bill instead of PayPal and the… » 6/16/10 1:50pm 6/16/10 1:50pm

Three Free World Cup Apps For BlackBerry

Feeling left out of the World Cup fun, oh Pearl, Curve, Bold and Storm owners? Never fear—because here are three free apps in the BlackBerry App World which will have you staying up to date on the scores. » 6/15/10 7:50am 6/15/10 7:50am

Here's The Most Popular Apps On Android, iPhone And BlackBerry

Here's an interesting set of charts from Nielsen analyzing the most popular apps on each smartphone platform. » 6/10/10 10:40pm 6/10/10 10:40pm

Twitter For BlackBerry Getting Some Much-Needed Updates Today

Since the launch of RIM's own-developed app, I've flitted between it and UberTwitter, due to a couple of minor issues. Those problems will be null and void soon, as RIM's update fixes everything I could've wanted done—and more. » 5/20/10 3:09am 5/20/10 3:09am

Twitter for Android Review: This Is the Future of Twitter Apps

The official Twitter for Android app isn't simply the best overall Twitter experience on the platform—it's a peek at the future of Twitter on every smartphone. » 5/05/10 4:40pm 5/05/10 4:40pm