Wow. When we announced last week that RIM and MySpace had released the MySpace for BlackBerry application, we knew it was going to be popular, just not this popular. Since the application’s launch on November 13, 2008, there have been more than 400,000 downloads, an all-time high for both MySpace and RIM in terms of first week application downloads. Users have also collectively sent and received more than 15 million messages and updated their mood and status over two million times in the first week.
“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. “This powerful new mobile application combines social networking and mobility in a highly personalized and empowering manner and we are very excited to see such a positive response in the first week.”