New RIM domains hint at BlackBerry 10 apps like Flick, Newsstand, Peek & more

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Earlier this month, a photo of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 L-Series smartphone was leaked online that hinted at some new apps.

Now, RIM has registered several domains that likely reveal more about the lineup of apps including Flick, Flow, Hub, Keyboard, Newsstand, Peek, PlayOn, Remember, Story Maker, Time Shift, BBM Video, BBM Voice, and Voice Control.

The leaked photo of the device that surfaced on September 3, showed several apps including Facebook, Pictures, Remember, Maps and Story Maker.  While the photo didn’t offer many details, RIM’s latest round of domain registrations may provide more clues.

On September 14, Research In Motion Limited, bought up dozens of names through the brand protection company MarkMonitor.

The list of domains includes names like (Whois), (Whois), (Whois), (Whois), (Whois), (Whois), (Whois), and (Whois).

The majority of the names were registered publicly to RIM, like

A handful of names like were registered anonymously using MarkMonitor’s Whois privacy service DNStination.

Here’s a look at many of the new registrations:

At the time of this story being published, none of the domain names appear to resolve to a web page.

UPDATE 1 – SEP. 16, 2012:  You may have noticed that was missing from the list.  The name was owned by Kevin Michaluk, the Founder and Editor In Chief of, as recent as July 2012According to Whois history, Research In Motion acquired the name from Michaluk in late July.  It’s unknown whether RIM paid cash for the name or if it was simply handed over. is one of the most trafficked BlackBerry community sites on the internet.  Quantcast reports the site gets over 8 million monthly visitors.  I’ve reached out to Kevin by email to learn more about the transaction and will update this post if I hear back.

UPDATE 2 – SEP. 16, 2012: Kevin Michaluk was nice enough to provide a quick history on the domain in the comments below. You can also read about the domain, along with information on the other names mentioned in this story in a post that was published earlier this evening.

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Kevin Michaluk
Kevin Michaluk

I didn't see an email from you guys in my inbox, but here's the scoop.... I was sitting in the audience at DevCon Europe in Amsterdamn on February 7, 2012, witnessing new CEO Thorsten Heins give a BlackBerry keynote address for the first time. During his presentation, he began talking about BlackBerry 10 and the "flow" experience. Immediately, while sitting in the audience, I said to myself… "BlackBerry Flow"… sounds like a good name. I own a lot of domains. Buy them all the time whenever something pops into my head that sounds like a good idea. And as soon as I heard BlackBerry Flow I opened up my web browser -- still while in the audience -- and registered it on the spot. It's a habit of mine that's hard to break. I had no intent to do anything with the domain, but figured one day BlackBerry may want it, so I'd keep it in safe hands in case they ever did. Better me than some squatter. Indeed one day RIM requested the domain, and I was happy to transfer it back. Free of charge. No big deal. I have no idea if RIM will do anything with the domain. Though I will say I do like the terminology of BlackBerry "Flow" so hope it is a term they embrace.