RIM’s BlackBerry Mobile Fusion lets IT managers support iOS, Android, BlackBerry

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion

Research in Motion is starting to look beyond the BlackBerry smartphone. For years the company’s mobile phones had dominated corporate settings, but Android and iOS devices have been chipping away at BlackBerry’s enterprise market. But RIM isn’t just a phone maker, and today the company introduced a forward-looking product that could help the company survive even if nobody ever buys a BlackBerry phone or tablet… Read more »

Adobe cranks it up to 11.1 for last mobile Flash update

Adobe Flash Player 11.1

Adobe has released the last major update to Flash Player for mobile devices. Flash Player 11.1 is now available for download for Android devices and for the BlackBerry PlayBook. The update promises better performance and security and stability improvements. From here on out, Adobe is only promising to fix bugs and provide security updates. We won’t see any major performance improvements or new features… and… Read more »

First RIM BBX phones will have 1024 x 600 pixel screens, BES support


Next year Research in Motion will start producing smartphones that essentially look like smaller versions of the company’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The PlayBook has a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and runs PlayBook OS software based on the QNX operating system. The new phones will be smaller, but they’ll still have 1024 x 600 pixel screens and they’ll run the new BBX operating… Read more »

Opera web browsers updated for iOS, BlackBerry, S60, and even MeeGo

Opera Mini 6.5 for iOS

Opera launched new versions of its mobile web browsers for pretty much every mobile operating system imaginable today… except Android. And that’s only because the Android apps received the same update a few weeks ago. But if you’re using iOS, BlackBerry, S60, or J2ME you can grab Opera Mini 6.5 for your device. Opera Mobile 11.5 is also available for S60. And MeeGo users can check out… Read more »

BBM Music launches for BlackBerry phones

BBM Music

Research in Motion is launching its new social music service, BBM Music for BlackBerry. Like competing services from Spotify, Rdio, Rhapsody, or MOG, BBM Music charges customers a monthly fee for the ability to stream music on demand. But there’s a huge twist with RIM’s model. First, the service costs just $5 per month, which is about half the price of competing services. Second — you only… Read more »

Twitter for BlackBerry adds multiple account support

Twitter 2.1 beta for BlackBerry

There’s a new beta version of the official Twitter app for BlackBerry, and it adds support for multiple Twitter accounts. Now if you have a personal account and one for work, you can login to both from your BlackBerry smartphone using Twitter 2.1 beta. The app is available as a free download from the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Twitter 2.1 beta supports up to 4 Twitter accounts at… Read more »

N3xGen Theme Manager is an app store for Android themes

N2xGen Theme Manager

The Android Market is riddled with themes for Android devices that can change the look and feel (or at least the colors) of your phone’s operating system. To install them you’ll need an app that supports themes, such as ADW, Launcher Pro, or the T-Mobile Theme Chooser (which is built into CyanogenMod 7 and some other custom ROMs for Android devices). But you’ll also need… Read more »

BlackBerry Messenger for Android on the way?

BlackBerry Messenger for Android

Update: There’s reason to believe these screenshots could be fake. Earlier this year a rumor started making the rounds that Research in Motion was preparing to launch BlackBerry Messenger apps for Android and iOS. On the one hand, this would open up the company’s popular instant messaging service to a much larger audience. On the other hand, it could hurt BlackBerry smartphone sales since right… Read more »