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RIM and Partners Announce Amazing Stats Around BlackBerry Apps, Growth and the Platform #MWC12

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If you managed to check out BlackBerry at Mobile World Congress, and specifically its presence at App Planet, you most likely got a glimpse at some of the amazing success stories for not only RIM but its partners. There are plenty of success stories on BlackBerry and RIM is working hard to make sure that message gets out. It’s probably a difficult process because companies don’t necessarily want to divulge information about how much money they make or how many downloads they received in case the competition is watching and decides to enter their market. Nonetheless, what we’ve seen at Mobile World Congress has been really impressive. Take a look below at some of the success stories for not only RIM but its partners and developers supporting the platform.
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TAT Demos a Mind-Blowing BlackBerry PlayBook Document and File Sharing Concept App

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The PlayBook is gearing up to be a pretty awesome Professional Tablet and at Mobile World Congress, TAT was showing off a demo of a concept app for how documents and files could be shared among a group of tablets. It’s demos like this that show TAT as being a great acquisition for the company. As QNX provides the powerful OS that will enable the apps of the future, TAT will provide the UI/UX that will make them stand out above the competition. See the videos below to see what file sharing among PlayBooks could look like.
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The Astonishing Tribe Demos Stereoscopic 3D App

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The Astonishing Tribe has been showing off some pretty cool concept apps at Mobile World Congress and one of them is a stereoscopic 3D app. The app shows off a carousel style view of some stereoscopic 3D images and shows how the 1080p high definition display, combined with the HDMI output, a nice flatscreen and some fancy coding, all work smoothly together.

The idea of wearing glasses to view 3D is a little lame, but again, it’s just a concept app. Read more about it from Inside BlackBerry.

RIM’s Andrew Bocking Talks NFC at Mobile World Congress 2011

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At Mobile World Congress 2011, RIM’s Andrew Bocking talked about NFC and what that means for users and businesses. There are a ton of different ways that NFC can be used including Bluetooth style picture transfers, mobile payments and any scenario where your phone’s proximity to something pulls or pushes data.
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Roundup of PlayBook Apps Demo’d at Mobile World Congress

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There are some pretty cool PlayBook apps being demonstrated at Mobile World Congress 2011. The PlayBook is slated to be shipped around April 1st and everyone is hoping RIM hits this target date. Although, would anyone really be surprised if it gets delayed?

The PlayBook’s screen size provides some awesome opportunities for games and apps that use multitouch and bigger screens. Hit the jump and check out a few apps we can expect to see on the PlayBook.
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Mobile World Congress Awards 2011 Showcases the Best in Giant Companies

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Mobile World Congress held their Mobile Awards 2011 and it seems very skewed to giant companies in an industry that is made up of many small companies (fewer than 100 employees). In terms of app awards, 4/5 of the awards went to very large companies. Herocraft, the Russian subsidiary of United Fun Traders, was the smallest company in the app awards. Also, Rovio was a small company when they developed their Angry Birds app, but they’ve since been acquired by a huge firm, Electronic Arts. It’s not that large companies can’t produce compelling products, or should be ineligible for awards, but it wouldn’t be shocking to learn the awards are skewed because it’s big companies that are bringing in the dollars and making the conference possible. The awards for Global Mobile App Awards went to:
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