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How to (Sort Of) Get LinkedIn Installed on your BlackBerry 7 Device

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Update: Sergey let us know that this workaround originated from his post on LinkedIn. Kudos for finding it!

I have been hearing from a few readers who are upset that LinkedIn has not continued to support the latest BlackBerry devices with their mobile app. Personally I find that their mobile app has always sort of sucked but their mobile website is actually greatly improved. If you still have a hankering for their app installed on your phone David let us know that you can install it directly from LinkedIn by bypassing their check for supported device. It more or less works on my BlackBerry Bold 9900 with a few annoying glitches in the interface because of the higher resolution screen.

If you wish to live a little on the wild side feel free to download LinkedIn directly from your BlackBerry browser by using this link and let us know how it works!

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  1. When I read this I had high hopes that I’d once again have access to the LinkedIn for BlackBerry app on my 9810. Yes, the app isn’t perfect, but it is easier than always having to log in to the mobile site. Needless to say I gave it a shot.

    While the app did install, the first glitch I saw was that although you get a login prompt, there is no button to push once you’ve entered your username and password. This didn’t discourage me though as you can hit the BlackBerry button and Login is listed on the popup. It took a couple of tries to log in, the first time it reported there was a problem connecting, and then prompted me to enter a password. Unfortunately when I clicked the OK the prompt wouldn’t go away and I had to exit the app. On my second attempt to log in, the login was successful and it asked to link my contacts and my messages. This was done with no apparent problems and the app began to update. Once the update was finished I had a blank page, but moving the pointer down into the threads section solved that and I could see my updates. Every time I moved the pointer out of the threads section my updates again disappeared. Oh dear, I do see what you mean by glitchy. That was enough of a test for me and I promptly deleted the app.

    Here’s to hoping that LinkedIn will do some more work on their app and make it OS 7 compatible. I also see that they don’t have an app for the PlayBook (maybe something coming for OS 2?)

    • True, its quite buggy on 9810. Contacts sync won’t work properly, and neither will messages sync :s

      Really hoping for full OS7 support for LinkedIn app, and since RIM developed it on BB platform, maybe it may arriva just after Playbook’s OS2.0 release this month?

  2. I was daring and downloaded the Linkedin App to my 9900 (I was really missing Linkedin app when I upgraded from the 9000). After using the downloaded app for 5-10 minutes, I haven’t encountered any issues. Hopefully Linkedin will get back on board with BlackBerry..

    Thanks Sergey and Ronen for the tip!!

  3. I downloaded the Blackberry Linkedin App for my BlackBerry® 9900 with OS 7.1 Bundle 921. Worked like a charm. As lonedog noted, there is no login button. I just hit and was logged straight in.

  4. It worked for me. Thanks. I like having the app integrated with Messages. I also like that when I get an invite, I can quickly look at the profile and accept or reject. I also like that my contacts are synced.

  5. It worked on OS 7 with some glitches.. Now My carrier has upgraded my phone to OS 7.1… It doesn’t work on it as i cant type my password in the box shown.

    Is there a way out?

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