RIM makes friends with MySpace, TiVo, Microsoft, Slacker
The BlackBerry tries to play catch up to the iPhone's plethora of consumer apps in a big way.
Our hardworking colleagues at CNET have been in the thick of the action at the CTIA wireless show this week and we figure Crave readers will want in on the fun, too.
In case you haven't seen, today Research in Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry, madeabout bringing popular consumer applications to the device. It already has Facebook for BlackBerry, but now RIM is expanding.
As CNET News, Microsoft Live Search will be integrated with the BlackBerry Browser.
BlackBerry users will now be able to, and in the future, view those recordings from a BlackBerry. (Possibly stealing 's thunder? Sling, by the way, said today SlingPlayer for BlackBerry is on track for release later this year.)
RIM is also apparently not playing favorites: it will be offering a MySpace app for the BlackBerry as well.
There will be a customized TicketMaster app for RIM phones, which means users can buy tickets right from their phones.
And last, RIM is partnering with Internet radio site Slacker to allow BlackBerry users to make customized music channels. Phone owners can also store up to 1,000 songs on the device.
For full details on each application, seeat CNET News.