Instagram for BlackBerry - Want to download it now?!

Instagram photo sharing app has taken the world by storm -- It's one of the top-rated apps on iOS and people just flat out love it. But where is the BlackBerry love?

By Adam Zeis on 20 Mar 2012 12:37 pm EDT

Instagram for BlackBerry



What makes Instagram so great?  It's addicting, social, creative and just plain fun. Instagram for BlackBerry is something we'd like to see in the near future -- be it for BlackBerry devices now or a BlackBerry 10 Instagram for phones and tablets later on. While we have a few alternatives for BlackBerry like LensBoost, Photo Studio and InstaPhoto none have the draw or following of Instagram. Obviously it's hard to get a new app to catch on in the same fashion, especially when it's not cross-platform. In the BlackBerry World these apps are fairly well know, but ask anyone on iOS or Android and they likely won't have a clue what you're talking about. Instagram is the way to go.  

Rumors of Instagram heading to Android means good things for PlayBook owners as we might be able to sideload the app after it's release, but that is yet to be see. It will take some work as well since Android apps on the PlayBook cannot access the camera, so users would have to load images directly to the app (providing it works at all). Given the time it's taken to bring Instagram to Android, it may be longer still until we see it land on BlackBerry. BlackBerry 10 is the perfect platform for Instagram, so we can hope that come the end of 2012 we'll finally see an Instagram for BlackBerry.

What are your thoughts - do you want Instagram on BlackBerry? Or are you just fine with the current offerings? Don't care either way? I for one would love to see Instagram on BlackBerry, but for now I'm getting by just fine without it. Let us know in the poll above, then sound off in the comments!

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Instagram for BlackBerry - Want to download it now?!


I bet that 75% of the ones who voted yes , will NOT buy the app once it comes out , if it came out in the first place !!

If it came out it would be free anyway. And it's more worth paying for than any of the current blackberry apps.

I love my blackberry, but its just not a toy (as they say in their commercials) Just get an iPhone for all the app goodness... Blackberry sucks in the app department.

Instagram? I can share pictures lots of different ways. I'd prefer MLB atbat. Only 1 way to hear MLB live game audio. More pressure on the developer please.

there's molome for blackberry, and its cross platform.

anyway, i think there isn't really a need for instagram for current devices. But it would definitely be nice to have it for BB10 phones when they come out.

The thing about instagram is that it's very much it's own "gated" photo sharing community. Sure I have plenty of ways to take/edit/share pictures with my BlackBerry but I still have no access to the instagram network/community.

I personally would love to see a free version of this app hit App World for all BB devices 5.0+


Wow there obviously is nothing else going on here in the crackberry nation. This post was clicked on because I thought there was some news on instagram coming to blackberry. I think we need some better stuff to talk about here. Someone should go incognito on a mission to Waterloo and report back with whatever it is they are doing or not doing over there. GIMME SOME REAL NEWS PLEASE.

It would be great for it to come to BlackBerry but I won't be begging. If over 75 million active users isn't good enough for them, then they can go shove their app up their iOS.

I wouldn't mind it. But I bet there's a problem with various BlackBerry phones being able to render the filters within a reasonable amount of time.

I've noted this with Camera+.

Added to the list of app developers who quietly and subtely refuse to program for BB. Did anyone hear about how when Nike went to develop their mobile fitness application, only one company came knocking on their door? Nike didn't have to do a thing, just licensed their name and logo and IOS did the rest. RIM advertises at every major sporting event - NBA, NHL, MLB etc.. and yet you can't listen or watch on a BB device. With decisions made not to do everything possible to bring applications to their platform, how is BB10 going to save them?

At some point we have to accept that the management and leadership of RIM is their greatest liability and biggest obstacle to success.

what? how could people not care? having instagram is like owning an iphone...right... half of iphone buyers buy if for the fact that they can edit their photos before they upload them to the world. that same demographic is the demographic that blackberry must pursue, if they want to stay in with the times. it's true.

This is the primary reason. Why RIM and it's consumers are struggling; we're more willing to FOLLOW than LEAD. Our self-esteem as BlackBerry users has been flattened; we no longer believe innovation comes from RIM, we just don't want to be left out of the conversation.

Instagram is nice, but there are more than enough apps available to appease consumer needs for photo editing, I've purchased them for both my PB and Torch. Find a spine and move forward knowing the highest quality remains at RIM.

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Instagram is more than just a photo editing app and thats what people that aren't familiar with the app fail to realize. It's a social networking site. So all these other apps like "Molome" and what not don't compensate. That's like giving us a bootleg version of Facebook, or Twitter. It's not the same platform and you're not able to connect with the same network of people or access your same Instagram account.

Instagram is more than just a photo editing app and thats what people that aren't familiar with the app fail to realize. It's a social networking site. So all these other apps like "Molome" and what not don't compensate. That's like giving us a bootleg version of Facebook, or Twitter. It's not the same platform and you're not able to connect with the same network of people or access your same Instagram account..

I voted "MEH", but in reality, I would like this to come over to BlackBerry so that those that use/like to use it, can. Alas, I should not have gone with my instinct on this one. Just because I don't care for it doesn't mean that others don't.

Although it was a rather personal question. There should be an option for "Yes-for the sake of those that would use it". Then again, the results would probably not be what you are trying to gauge. It would have to be a REALLY bad app for people to say no.

I digress.

Yes! We really need an app that makes our perfectly good photos look like they were taken with a Polaroid in 1972!


I wouldn't use it myself, but, let's face it, the apps issue probably is helping to deter people from converting to BB. Even if BBs are professional tools, rather than toys, I think they need to at least have apps for all the major social media products, including Instagram.

I'm with you; I wouldn't use Instagram but missing apps like this is the biggest deterant. Which is why RIM's "we need tools, not toyscampaign is silly. The masses want "toys in addition to their tools". Personally, I could care less about the entertainment value of my device but the lack of apps seems to be the big drawback in getting a Berry for a lot of folks.

iTouch and tether the blackberry... I use my blackberry for everything else, and can use the itouch for all the fun stuff...

Ummmm...... Since I dont have a Iphone and its not out for blackberry, I have no idea if I want it or not.

I like Blackberry, and I wish to see them become something again in the near future. But, unless RIM actually starts putting respectable cameras on their products, it'll kind of defeat the purpose.

Also, with Android still not having an Instagram app, no way in hell will Blackberrys get a dedicated app anytime soon.

this's a program u can share your photos and make effects really nice, you can follow ur friends who has instagram. and make likes and comments.. this's really beautiful

I would say that personally I don't care much but big picture it would be good for Berry. The more "mainstream" and cross platform apps on BB is helpful to dispelling the manufactured preception that BB is dead.

I want instagram for blackberry cause all of my friends have iphone and useing instagram and I'm the only one who doent. I love blackberry but its sucks that I need to buy iphone or galaxy to use instagram.

Blackberry users DEFINATLEY need Instagram! We get charged for Photo editing apps that give us crappy effects and boring things to add. WE WANT INSTAGRAM!!!!!!!! And if you refuse to give us instagram...I suppose we'll have to move on to the Android or Iphone market.....

i would love to have it. but with the current blackberry limited application memory i would have to delete one or two useful applications already installed. i hope BB10 does not have this annoying issue

rabbitupnorth I don't so much need the photo editing features of instragram, as I want access to the social connections to allow sharing of instagram images. Now I am limited too looking at a slide image on part of the screen, and taking a Screen Capture at best.

i started to hate blackberry!!!! really i need instagram on my device . all the programs u shared not nice and not like instagram we can't follow , effects are not good at alllll.. I NEEEED INSTAGRAAAAAAAAM ASSSAAAAP PLEASEEEEEEEE :'(

I would like Instagram when I get my new Blackberry. The biggest reason is because a lot of my friends are on it-it the social networking aspect that I need it for.

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Instagram may be available for playbook, i have a playbook but i need it using my 9860. Blackberry OS7.1 and other softwares are poor in the way of applications.

Grrrr .. Instagram really come very quickly for blackberry. It's so annoying because on the street I can post no pictures (I do it with my ipod). And I just need the app!!

Instagram app will be more help for bb10 users than photocopies of it. Providing Instagram app to BB10 users makes its more attractive.

Hi I would like instagram for any bb module phone why is it so difficult come on work it out so we can download it and picstory I can't even open it to uplaod my profile pic what's up with that app bb re frustrating me

Hey Mazwi! What's your take? Leave a comment.I want you to notify me when someone replies to my coment

Hey FasoroSamuel! What's your take? Leave a comment.pls I need instagram account I was try to register most of the time but I can't.pls help am using blackberry 9800