On this page of CheekyPunter.com you’ll find a list of the best Blackberry betting apps and sites.
With everyone talking about iPhones and Androids these days, it’s sometimes easy to forget that Blackberry is also a solid platform for smart phone apps, and sometimes these apps are superior to their touch-screen counterparts. If you have a Blackberry and fancy a bet from your phone however, which app would you choose?
#1 – BETVICTOR APP
#2 – CORAL APP
#3 – BETFRED APP
#4 – WILLIAM HILL APP
#5 – BETFAIR APP
It’s fair to say that with the upsurge in popularity of both iOS and Android operated phones and tablets, Blackberry devices are not as widespread as they once were. They can still be great for using mobile apps, however, and the following are some popular Blackberry devices which are compatible with mobile betting:
- 4G LTE
- Curve 9320
- Curve 9220
- Torch 9810
- Torch 9850
- Style 9670
- Curve 3G 9300
As we’ve already mentioned above, the popularity of Blackberry phones and mobile devices has taken a significant hit in recent years thanks to the rise of iOS devices like the iPhone and Android operated smartphones. Plenty of people still use a Blackberry, however, and the devices have a couple of notable strengths and weaknesses when it comes to using mobile betting apps.
Why It’s Good for Betting Apps
Blackberry users need to use their device’s web browser to access the mobile betting offering of pretty much every bookmaker, rather than download an app. We will talk about how this can be seen as a weakness a little later, but it does also have an upside. That is that it is much quicker to use an online bookmaker for the first time and that you do not have to devote any of your device’s memory to the downloaded app.
Why It’s Not Good for Betting Apps
As we talked about above, Blackberry users have to settle for using the mobile websites of online bookmakers, as pretty much no betting provider offers a downloadable Blackberry specific app.
This is due to the declining popularity of Blackberry handsets in general and means that there are next to no apps which are specifically tailored to those handsets. This is unfortunate for some Blackberry users as it also means that some features of the different mobile sites can be a little trickier to navigate with Blackberry handsets that do not have a touchscreen/virtual keyboard.
Blackberry smartphones, tablets and related services are produced, marketed and retailed by Canadian Company BlackBerry Limited. That company was originally founded with the name Research in Motion Limited, in Ontario, Canada and on the 18th September 1996 launched their very first product. That product was the Inter@ctive Pager 900, a clamshell-type device that allowed two-way paging.
RIM’s pager and its subsequent updated versions proved to be successful, and in 1999 a new two-way pager device called the BlackBerry 850 was launched. The device was given that name due to the resemblance of the keyboard’s buttons to that of the drupelets that compose the blackberry fruit. Subsequent BlackBerry devices became popular, particularly with the business world, thanks to their incorporation of email capabilities within handsets which featured real keyboards that could be used with only the thumbs.
A multitude of ever more advanced BlackBerry handsets were developed and sold over the years and the company reached a peak of popularity in the latter part of 2013. At that time, BlackBerry had over 85 million global subscribers but their market share was soon to be challenged and eroded by both Apple and Android.
Due to this increased competition, the company was forced to lay-off workers in the coming years and to eventually begin producing and selling Android operated devices from 2015 onwards. In spite of this, however, the company’s subscriber numbers continued to fall and was recorded at just 23 million worldwide in the spring of 2016.
It seems unlikely, therefore, that BlackBerry will ever regain their position at the head of the global smartphone industry and as a result we’re not expecting any dedicated betting apps for Blacberry phones anytime soon.