Well, you probably saw this one coming. Gist today unveiled its first BlackBerry app, a launch that comes less than three months after Research In Motion (the maker of BlackBerry) acquired the Seattle startup company. Gist already offered its contact management service for the iPhone and Android, and certainly one of the reasons why RIM bought the company was to bring the functionality to the BlackBerry. What will be interesting to watch is how much new functionality now gets added to the BlackBerry app versus other mobile versions.
The new BlackBerry app is coming with a new feature called “Get the Gist” in which users can see contact information, status updates and notes for that particular person by opening an email or calendar invite.
Led by T.A. McCann, Gist was backed by Foundry Group and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Ventures.
RIM is making a series of announcements today, including a new service called BlackBerry Balance which is designed to make it easier to use the smartphones for both work and personal purposes. It also unveiled the new BlackBerry Bold smartphone.
You can check it out the new app in this company video: