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Amazon Appstore heading to BlackBerry in fall operating system update

06/18, 9:31am

Licensing deal brings 240,000 Amazon apps to BlackBerry 10 devices

Owners of BlackBerry smartphones will soon have more apps to choose from, thanks to a licensing arrangement with Amazon. BlackBerry OS version 10.3 will include the Amazon Appstore when it ships in the fall, with the deal giving users more than 240,000 Android apps to use, on top of those already offered through the company's own BlackBerry World store.

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Google Play Store allegedly shown working on BlackBerry Z10

11/10, 7:58pm

Photographs suggest possible Android store on BlackBerry device

The Google Play store could be making an appearance in BlackBerry OS 10.2.1, if new photographs are to be believed. Recently surfaced images appear to show the store running on a BlackBerry Z10, which if true could suggest that owners of recent BlackBerry 10 devices may have more options than BlackBerry World to install their apps from in future.

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13.4 billion app downloads in Q1 2013, Apple tops profit

04/09, 6:44am

Apple remains the number one platform for app developer profit

A new report by Canalys estimates that the top four app stores served up a total of 13.4 billion apps for the first quarter in 2013. App downloads across Apple’s App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone Store and BlackBerry World grew 11 percent over the previous quarter. Revenue for developers also grew by 9 percent with app revenue reaching $2.2 billion in gross returns.

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RIM puts rebranded BlackBerry World storefront online

01/30, 7:28am

Store goes live ahead of BlackBerry 10 launch events

Research in Motion has put its new BlackBerry World storefront online. The phone manufacturer's online store now stocks a number of apps, music, and videos for purchase and download, ahead of the company's global launch events for its BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system and, most likely, new BlackBerry smartphones.

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RIM rebrands BlackBerry App World to include movies, music

01/21, 11:19am

Rebranding of app store mirrors that of Google Play

Research In Motion is rebranding the BlackBerry App World into BlackBerry World, turning the store into a "one-stop shop" for various kinds of content. In a similar move to Google in rebranding the Android Market as Google Play, the name change will see the service offering media as well as applications, expanding its focus to include video and music.

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4G LTE PlayBook pictured at BlackBerry World

05/01, 5:00pm

RIM shows off 4G LTE tablet at breakfast

Thanks to The Canadian Reviewer, an image of the previously rumored 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook has emerged at a BlackBerry World breakfast function. As yet, no release date has been confirmed for the device.

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Image, main specs of BlackBerry 10 dev handset revealed

05/01, 10:00am

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha handset sport 4.2-inch, 1280x768 touchscreen

A second, more official image of the recently leaked BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha unit surfaced on Tuesday. The image is accompanied by some specs, with the smartphone sporting a 4.2-inch touchscreen with 1280x768 resolution. The handsets are expected to be distributed to developers for the BlackBerry 10 platform at the BlackBerry World conference that started in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday.

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