BlackBerry awards highlight app innovation

30 November 2009 — 5:00 PM

BlackBerry users have a wide range of apps available

Research In Motion's (RIM) range of devices may have become a little more tempting to those recycling mobile phones this week.

That is because the company unveiled the winners of its Alliance Program's EMEA Innovation Awards 2009, which looks at applications and services that can be run using the BlackBerry platform.

In the Life category, Multiplied Media's Poynt offering was selected for its local search facilities, while the Entertainment gong went to 7digital and DevelopIQ's music app for DRM-free mp3s.

The Connect section saw Nimbuzz's instant messaging and social networking facility come up trumps and a selection of other, more business-focused accolades went to Innova Telecom, NTS, Elondra and e-office.

Vice-president of global alliances at RIM Tyler Lessard said: "The winners of this year's awards demonstrated particular innovation in their respective categories."

The BlackBerry Storm2 is one of the latest devices from the manufacturer, joining others in the range like the Curve, Bold and Pearl smartphones.

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