Research In Motion’s SVP of BlackBerry Platforms Alan Brenner has been telling a music biz conference about its work on the U2 Mobile Album application, and suggesting that the music apps category will be much more social in the future. “The most salient feature of that app is that it’s based on creating real relationships between the users and the band. It wasn’t just the music, or the access to the photos and lyrics; the app actually connected U2 fans to each other. And I think that’s the trend we’re going to continue to see with music apps–a push toward using them to connect people in real-time to their friends, not just the content.”

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