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Back in April 2009, Research in Motion launched BlackBerry App World, their online app serving portal accessible directly from a Blackberry handset. Unless you were an Australian, of course. In December last year, RIM finally launched the Australian version of App World, but despite the fact that the payment method of choice was the global Paypal, paid apps weren't supported down under. Until now, that is.
Everyone knows how dangerous it is to talk on a mobile phone while driving. Everyone knows that sending or reading text messages is even worse. Now there's an app to make the whole process much safer by reading out your emails and text messages, so you can keep your eyes on the road. The catch? It's a BlackBerry app...
Own a Blackberry? Want to buy apps from a dedicated app store rather than disparate sites all over the Interwebs? Well you're in luck, because RIM has today launched the BlackBerry App World for Aussie BlackBerry owners... Only eight months after it launched in the US, Canada and the UK.
RIM has popped off the lid off their MyBlackBerry social network, which is half App World enhancement (reviews, decent PC interface), and half per-device support forum. It's invite-only for now, but the site, with previews, is live.
Expect a few BlackBerry announcements this week from the Wireless Enterprise Symposium, but here's the first: BlackBerry app developers now have access to push, meaning apps will have the same push powers as email.
Apple's App Store concept has essentially colonised the idea of mobile app distribution, with every major smartphone platform rushing to open their own. RIM's takeoff, BlackBerry App World, launched yesterday for the US, UK and Canada. How is it?
In case you couldn't decode the earlier post, Blackberry officially launched their App World service overnight. But if you were hoping to get your fingers on some hot Blackberry apps through a single, simple application, you're going to be sorely disappointed when you go to download it. Turns out that you need to be on contract in the US, UK or Canada to get your hands on it.
BlackBerry App World, RIM's reactive attempt at at a mobile app store, is starting to look a little half-assed. First, we find out it's based on PayPal. Next, an arbitrary minimum app price: $US2.99.