BlackBerry, MySpace claim app download record

The battle for smartphone industry continues, with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion today claiming ‘record’ downloads of new application, MySpace for BlackBerry.

In a joint announcement, MySpace and RIM claimed MySpace for BlackBerry software downloads to have exceeded 400,000 downloads in one week, “an all-time high for both MySpace and RIM in terms of first week application downloads,” the partners said.

Additionally, they reported users of the app sent and received more than 15 million messages and updated their mood and status over two million times in the first week.

“We established an innovative and collaborative partnership with RIM to address a key desire of consumers to have greater mobile connectivity and interaction with their friends and the global community at large,” said Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and chief executive officer of MySpace in a press release. “This record shows just how much of a force in the mobile consumer space RIM and MySpace have become.” 

“This rapid adoption is a reflection of an evolving consumer lifestyle where social connectivity and information access are more important than ever,” said Jim Balsillie, Co-Chief Executive Officer at Research In Motion.

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