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BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 screenshots leak

A leaked early version of RIM's upcoming BlackBerry Messenger 6 has been making the rounds since late February, but images of the new app are just now beginning to appear. Over at CrackBerry, the crew has shared a handful of images of BBM 6 in action. Unfortunately, you won't get a glimpse at a chat or file transfer -- only the profile screens (after the break) and what you see above. All tha...

BlackBerry OS 6.1 due this spring, will bring massive upgrades

When the BlackBerry Torch debuted, public reaction was cooler than RIM anticipated -- and that didn't sit well with the Canadian company. During its annual year-end call, however, RIM revealed that it had been working away at a major update to BlackBerry OS 6 in order to deliver an experience that end-users (and the company itself) could get excited about. BlackBerry OS 6.1 is now expected s...

BlackBerry Playbook to support Android and Java apps with optional app players

RIM announced yesterday via a press release, that both BlackBerry Java apps and Android apps will be supported on the BlackBerry Playbook using optional 'app players.' The app players will provide support for native C/C++ code along with HTML5, Flash and Adobe AIR. Games will also be catered for with support for game engines including AirPlay from Ideaworks Labs and Unity 3 from Unity Technolog...

GroupMe group messaging service launches beta BlackBerry app

GroupMe, the group texting and call conferencing service that made its name by relying on SMS to send group messages, has launched an application for BlackBerry smartphones. The app is still in beta stage, and it doesn't seem to incorporate the most recent changes to the company's iOS and Android apps, which now also let you use your data connection to send messages. GroupMe beta for Black...

Group messaging: the next big thing?

As our mobile communications have evolved over the past few years, so have the messaging services that we've turned to, connecting us to our friends, families and colleagues. Instant communication has never been easier. Your favorite instant messaging protocols like AIM, Gtalk, and MSN Messenger, aren't fixed to the desktop anymore and can be taken on the road with the soon-ubiquitous smartphon...

BlackBerry Protect now available in Europe

BlackBerry Protect, RIM's answer to Apple's Find My iPhone, has just been rolled out to Europe having been previously limited to the US. The app, which can be downloaded from the BlackBerry App World, allows you to locate your BlackBerry should it go missing; or failing that, lets you set a password, lock, or wipe your device remotely, making your data a little bit safer. You can also use the a...

GetGlue BlackBerry app now available for download

GetGlue, the popular social activity check-in app, has finally arrived in BlackBerry App World. Now, users of just about any BlackBerry 8xxx or 9xxx device with OS 5 or better can share what they're watching, reading, playing, listening to, or thinking about. After a little more than a month in beta testing, GetGlue is now fully ready to provide BlackBerry owners with a way to earn piles of fre...

Facebook for BlackBerry 2.0 beta now available for download for OS 6 devices

Good news BlackBerry-wielding Social Network fans -- Facebook's BlackBerry app just got an update to 2.0 beta. The new version brings with it a redesigned UI, some new features and Facebook Chat integration. Highlights include, an improved News Feed, which now lets you scroll through your feed a little easier, and removes the problem of accidental 'Like' clicking. You can now post photos to ...

RIM's BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform beta SDK now available for developers

RIM have announced that their BlackBerry Messenger-based social initiative, dubbed 'BBM Social Platform,' has made it into public beta. Promised at the end of September last year, RIM has created a BBM SDK, opening up its popular messaging service to developers for integration into other apps, pushing the social edge, allowing embedded chat, status updates, location sharing, and file transfers. ...

iPhone and BlackBerry browsers fall at Pwn2Own

One day after IE8 and Safari fell prey to eager hackers during Pwn2Own's first day this year, the iPhone 4 and the BlackBerry browser have been exploited as well. The former was pwned by veteran Pwn2Own winner Charlie Miller, who developed an exploit that enabled him to run arbitrary code on the iPhone after visiting a specially-formatted Web page. Once he was 'in' the iPhone, he was able to perfo...

Opera Mobile Store, powered by Appia, goes live for Mobile and Mini

It's not the first browser to get its own app store, but the Opera Mobile Store is... well, another app store. The Store has just launched and is powered by Appia, which offers a white-label app store system for carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, as well as some top-tier handset manufacturers. The Store will appear on Opera Mobile and Opera Mini Speed Dial pages and give users ac...

Zeus malware variant begins targetting BlackBerry users

It's been widely reported that the world's millions of smartphones are the next juicy target for malware creators, and we're beginning to see the shift. Trojanized apps recently infiltrated the Android Market and now Trend Micro is reporting that a Zeus trojan variant has begun infecting BlackBerry devices. The trojan installs silently and then notifies its administrators that the compromised d...

BlackBerry Protect enters (mostly) open beta

RIM's BlackBerry Protect app is ready for a larger test audience, the company announced in a blog post. BlackBerry Protect is an all-in-one security tool for helping users recover their lost or stolen phone and prevent unwanted access to their personal data. BlackBerry Protect offers GPS tracking, remote lock and wipe (including SD card data), and the ability to display a pop-up message on t...

BlackBerry Messenger coming to Android and iOS?

BlackBerry owners love BBM, and it's one of the best out-of-the-box messaging apps you'll find on any smartphone platform. According to Boy Genius Report, RIM may finally be preparing to extend BBM beyond its own OS -- releasing Android and iOS versions. The reason for the change of heart could be the spate of very capable and very popular cross-platform BBM alternatives. While it would certain...

Facebook 2.0 for BlackBerry coming soon, adds chat and improved looks

Facebook's native app for BlackBerry is about to receive a major overhaul. Version 2.0 of the app is coming soon and will bring it on par with Facebook's apps for iOS and Android. A few screenshots of the new version have surfaced, and they show that the app will have built-in support for Facebook Chat and its user interface will be completely revamped. You will also be able to view friends ...