BlackBerry smartphones and LinkedIn seem like a natural fit, with both heavily used by the corporate set.
Yet the business-oriented social network, which released an app for the Apple iPhone 18 months ago, hasn’t had a specialized app for the armies of BlackBerry-wielding users.
That changed on Monday evening, when LinkedIn made its BlackBerry debut with a free app designed for users of the Research in Motion BlackBerry Curve, Bold and Tour series of smartphones.
LinkedIn may have taken its time releasing a BlackBerry app, but the company said it wanted to create a product that wasn’t just a copy of its iPhone app, but something that was specifically designed for the BlackBerry
The LinkedIn app integrates with native Blackberry apps such as calendar and email, allowing a user to click on the name of a participant scheduled to attend a meeting, for instance, and instantly pull up their LinkedIn profile.