BlackBerry (and its parent company Research In Motion) continues its attempts to appeal beyond the business user, and at CTIA, has announced a slew of consumer applications that have been added to the device:
— Ticket purchasing: BlackBerry users can browse and purchase tickets to live entertainment events via ticketmaster.com, ticketsnow.com and getmein.com, in a new deal. The deal is exclusive to BlackBerry users in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The two companies are currently co-developing the software, and will launch by end of this year. Details here.
— *TiVo*: TiVo (NSDQ: TIVO) and RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) are teaming up to enable BlackBerry users to remotely schedule recordings of TV shows on their DVRs…for now it is only about scheduling, but future plans include calling up the recorded video content on the phone as well. Details here.
— MySpace: RIM has also added MySpace access to the phone, as well as allowing users to view programming that’s been saved via Sling Media’s Slingbox. Details here.