This came out of left field but it is a great sign that things are changing at RIM. Douglas over at the official BlackBerry Insider Blog announced a new design for the website. The crazy part is that they dropped Movable Type and replaced it with WordPress. WordPress is the same opensource software that powers BerryReview and many other popular blogs.
The new design brings in a slew of new features to their blog with the most important being a “usable” commenting system courtesy of Disqus. That means you can use your Twitter or OpenID login to comment on their site. The whole site just feels much cleaner and professional.
Hopefully this is just the first of many improvements to RIM’s social media strategy. Kudos to the RIM team for making the move!
Check out the new design at blogs.blackberry.com