Blackberry no longer will be called RIM as of February 4, 2013. After the announcement event in the morning of January 30, 2013, Blackberry(RIM) had their Blackberry 10 Fan Event, in my opinion it was a hit. As you can see from the picture above Accu-berry.com very own Edwin Gomez and Will Duran from All Blackberry All The Time posed for pictures at the event. Blackberry sure knows how to throw a party for their beloved long time fans. I personally have been with Blackberry since the Blackberry 8700g which came out in 2004. In the Fan Event we got hands on with the Blackberry z10 and Blackberry OS 10. Within the crowd of RIM employees some were roaming the floor showing off there beloved Blackberry Q10. Will Duran and Edwin Gomez had a great time mingled amoung some of the best Blackberry Bloggers and best smartphone fans ever.
In the first major announcement at the global launch from the stage in New York city, Thorsten Heins reveals that Research in Motion is no more.
From this point forward – we are BlackBerry. One Brand. One Promise
This move makes a lot of sense as BlackBerry has always been the iconic brand for RIM. We have also heard from CNN Fortune that RIMM will soon begin trading as BBRY on the NASDAQ.
Check out what BlackBerry CMO has to say about the rebranding.
RIM is on a roll with big name apps leading up to the launch of BlackBerry 10. The latest is ESPN ScoreCenter which is now available for BlackBerry 10. This app is a HTML5 app based on the ScoreCenter web app and gives you access to scores stats and more. The ESPN ScoreCenter is available free in BlackBerry World.
ESPN ScoreCenter Now Available for BlackBerry 10
ESPN today officially launched its popular ScoreCenter mobile destination for the BlackBerry® 10, Research In Motion’s redesigned, reengineered and reinvented mobile platform. With today’s launch, ScoreCenter further extends its reach in the mobile space, now available across all major smartphone operating systems and devices.
“Part of our mission at ESPN is to be wherever sports fans consume content, and that includes a broad audience of BlackBerry customers,” said Michael Bayle, Senior Vice President & General Manager, ESPN Mobile. “The new BlackBerry 10 mobile computing platform translates well for those that want a personalized experience, which is also in line with our goal to deliver content that fans care most about quickly and as easily as possible across platforms.”
“Sharing and connecting is at the heart of BlackBerry 10. The BlackBerry 10 platform will allow ESPN ScoreCenterfans to quickly share the most exhilarating moments with their social communities, close contacts and colleagues,” said Martyn Mallick, Vice President, Global Alliances and Business Development at Research In Motion. “Sports fans using the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones will be able to catch up with latest info on their favorite teams and players with the ScoreCenter app.”
The HTML5-based application for the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones – based on the ScoreCenter.com web app – is now available on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront, and gives fans access to breaking scores, stats, standings and news from hundreds of sports leagues, teams and players around the world. Personalization options allow fans to customize the app to their favorite leagues and teams. Additionally, it features the latest and most contextually relevant video clips and highlights, while also delivering the top events and biggest news headlines of the day.
**BlackBerry, RIM, Research In Motion and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited. RIM is not responsible for any third party products or services.
We are truly mere hours away from the launch of BlackBerry 10 and more updated apps are finding their way into BlackBerry World. This time around it is the official Facebook app for BlackBerry 10, version 10.0.0.83. Now for those of you with a Dev Alpha device you should be able to install it, however there are claims that you cannot actually login into the app as of yet.
I am sure that come tomorrow morning, say around 10am, there will be no issue using the app but for now we may have to wait. You can check out all the info at the link below.
With the BlackBerry 10 launch tomorrow Research In Motion is now pushing application in to BlackBerry World. Twitter for BlackBerry 10 has landed and is now available for download. T4BB helps you stay connected to the people, information and news you care about on Twitter, with the high-quality experience you expect on a BlackBerrysmartphone.
Wherever you are, Twitter brings you closer.
- Essential: An organized stream of Tweets that delivers the best content to you.
- Instant: All the media, news, events, and information you need.
- Personal: Your world, expressed in Tweets and photos. Search in real time. Follow people you’d like to know. Watch rising trends.
Foursquare has been released for BlackBerry 10 and is currently available for download. Foursquare helps you and your friends make the most of where you are. Join the over 25 million people who are already on Foursquare and download the free app!
- Share and record the places you visit.
- Search for the best places to go.
- Get personalized recommendations and deals based on where you and friends have been.
- Discover insider tips and lists from local experts, brands, and celebrities.
Shape has released IM+ Pro for BlackBerry 10 and is available in BlackBerry World! IM+ supports all major IM services, including Facebook, Skype, MSN/Live Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo!, AIM/iChat, ICQ, Mamba.Ru, Mig33, SINA Weibo, Odnoklassniki.Ru, Jabber, VKontakte, Yandex IM, RenRen, Gadu-Gadu and Mail.Ru Agent. We thought you might want to check up on Twitter while messaging, so we added support for it, too. NEIGHBORS offer a totally new dimension of communication in IM+ by providing you the opportunity to find new real life connections and friends with common interests in your local area. See who’s your Neighbor on the map, dive into local group conversations, “shout” to ask your neighbors questions that are important for you. It’s all about your local community!
Below you may find the list of other amazing features which will definitely take your mobile IM experience to the next level:
- Send text messages, photos, videos, and voice notes
- Group chats in Skype, MSN, AIM, ICQ.
- Chat history, accessible in IM+ on your device and from any web browser at https://plus.im – Create personal status messages
- Customize your IM+ look and feel with custom sound notifications and emoticons …and we’re not done yet, new IM+ features will keep coming!
We have yet to see Angry Birds Star Wars on the BlackBerry PlayBook (though every other version is there), but Rovio is ready to have its latest spin-off available on BlackBerry 10devices. Angry Birds Star Wars is similar to the other versions in the game, but it’s inspired from the George Lucas (now Disney) film franchise Star Wars. Angry Birds Star Wars is officially available for download on BlackBerry 10 devices, but unless you already have a device you’ll just have to wait until the official release of the hot BlackBerry Z10. Oh, and the best of all, Angry Birds Star Wars is available for only $0.99.
NOBEX IS NOW BUILT FOR BLACKBERRY
Nobexfor BlackBerry 10 is now currently available in BlackBerry World for FREE. Sports, Music or News, Never miss your favorite radio programs again!
- Podcasts! You can now listen or watch a huge selection of top audio and video podcasts, and subscribe to get a notification when a new episode is released!
- Share what you are listening to with your friends through BBM integration, facebook or twitter!
- Use the sleep timer function to fall asleep while listening to radio.
- Watch YouTube videos of your favorite songs.
Stations streamed by Nobex include KROQ, Hot 97 (WQHT), Q101, Kiss, Absolute Radio, Capital FM and many many others. Never miss your favorite radio program again!
TUNEIN RADIO FOR BLACKBERRY 10
Add to the on going list of apps now available to BlackBerry World comes in TuneIn Radio. TuneIn lets you listen to the world’s radio with music, sports, news, talk, and comedy streaming from every continent. Enjoy 70,000 live radio stations and two million podcasts, concerts or shows on your Blackberry device–all for free.
Just two days before the big BlackBerry 10 launch event around the world, the BlackBerry Z10 has made another appearance on camera. This time things are a bit special as it’s the white variant stealing the show. We haven’t seen or heard too much on this model aside from a few renders and a peek at Verizons BB10 site, but it’s been rumored all along that both a white and black model would be available.
I don’t know about you, but I’m really digging the white on the Z10. I’ve never been into white phones before (that’s Kevin’s thing) but since this one bears a striking resemblance to a Stormtrooper, I think I might be going that way this time around. I don’t have any issues with the standard black version, I just think classing it up in white might be the way to go this time.