News Corporation (NYSE:NWS.A) subsidiary MySpace and Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ:RIMM) have seen a large number of downloads of the MySpace for BlackBerry application. In the first week of availability, the MySpace for BlackBerry application was downloaded by over 400,000 people. Through the application, over 15 million messages and 2 million statues have been updated in the first week as well.
“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,” stated Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of MySpace. “This record shows just how much of a force in the mobile consumer space RIM and MySpace have become.”
The application can be downloaded from www.blackberry.com/myspace or m.myspace.com from a BlackBerry phone browser.
“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.”