Press Release

The BlackBerry App World is now available in 27 additional markets (including Kenya). App World allows customers to discover download and enjoy a wide range of mobile applications from their BlackBerry smartphones.

RIM announces plans to provide Carriers with the new BBM Mobile Gifting platform:

The innovative BBM mobile gifting platform will integrate with BlackBerry App World™ and carrier billing systems allowing gifting requests and approvals to be handled directly between the subscribers, with systems that are secure, authenticated and non-repudiable. It will also allow for easy airtime transactions between carriers and pre-paid subscribers. 

RIM announces two additional BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Models For LTE and HSPA+ Networks:

Yesterday RIM also announced plans to launch two additional BlackBerry 4G PlayBook™ tablets during the second half of 2011.TheBlackBerry Playbook tablet is already being widely recognized for its superior performance, rich web experience, enterprise readiness and deep support for web standards and open development tools. RIM’s family of upcoming BlackBerry 4G PlayBook tablets will deliver professional grade, consumer friendly experiences that are likely to redefine the possibilities of mobile computing.

Launch of BlackBerry Travel App:

RIM today announced the launch of a new Travel App that provides BlackBerry smartphone users with an all in one integrated and contextual experience as they plan, book and manage their travels and itineraries while on the go.

RIM Makes Lead Commitment to Second BlackBerry Partners Fund

Finally today RIM announced its plans to make a lead commitment to BlackBerry Partners Fund II, a new US$ 150 Million independent venture capital fund focused exclusively on mobile computing. The Fund is expected to launch in June 2011 and will have a broader international mandate than the first Fund.