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.