The Built for BlackBerry initiative is for newer BlackBerry users who are just learning what they can do software-wise with their device. A few broad categories help steer folks towards their interests, and lead to free, simple, and popular solutions for news and weather, sports, travel and mapping, games and entertainment, music and media, lifestyle, and finance and banking. The apps that go up here tend to be well-polished, passing RIM’s personal standards for new users who might not have the patience for the more complicated or unstable software out there.
The BlackBerry Solutions Catalog is a little more heavy-duty than the Built for BlackBerry portal, which is geared more towards casual users who are still discovering their smartphone’s capabilities rather than those who know what they’re looking for. This catalog is the full monty of BlackBerry solutions, spanning from enterprise to consumer and everything in between. Everything is intricately categorized, and includes company profiles, bookmarking capabilities, and saveable PDFs. If you’re looking for something on the go, the whole thing is mobile-accessible from www.blackberrysolutionscatalog.com.
The official BlackBerry forums are fairly new, but have already become the choice outlet for RIM to make smaller announcements, such as Unite! updates, so you can always count on official info coming from there first. Of course there are already a bunch of great, established communities out there, but having a forum specifically dedicated to support and frequented by the guys who make BlackBerry (as well as many software developers), it should be a destination for those looking for the word from RIM.
These are just some of the great sites branching off of the primary BlackBerry homepage – are there any that you visit regularly?