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BlackBerry App World launches

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Apr 2009 17:54 User comments (5)

BlackBerry App World launches Research In Motion (RIM) has officially launched the BlackBerry App World mobile store this week, two weeks after opening registrations.
The company did not say how many apps will be available, but what is known is that some are free, and the rest range from $2.99 to $9.99 USD.

The launch is generally seen as a way for RIM to compete with the Apple App Store, which hit half a billion downloads in January
and has over 6000 games available among tens of thousands of apps. Many of Apple's apps are free or 99 cents, but can go as high as $9.99 USD.

Although it is trying to branch out to non-business users, it is expected the App World will be littered with business related programs more so than games.

The devices that support the App World are the Bold, Storm, Curve and Pearl. You will also need a PayPal account to purchase the apps.

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5 user comments

13.4.2009 13:26

Let the hacking of paid Apps begin.....shouldn't be long now.

23.4.2009 19:15

I'd much rather they hack the ridiculously low application memory cap imposed on these smart phones.

My Storm has 9GB of storage space but application storage is capped at 256MB regardless. After adding a few apps in addition to Verizon's preloaded software quickly filled it up.

34.4.2009 21:09

many workarounds for this and there has been a free app store open for months.

49.4.2009 22:43

Just like an Iphone but not really, cute.

528.4.2009 20:13

Originally posted by homesick:
many workarounds for this and there has been a free app store open for months.

And how would I find said "free" apps store?

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