RIM has quietly rolled-out the BlackBerry App World 3.0 update to all BlackBerry devices running BB OS 4.5 or higher. The BlackBerry App World 3.0 was scheduled to be deploy on August 22, but for some unknown reason the plan did not work out.
BlackBerry App World 3.0 features a redesigned rotating home screen, revamped icons, improved search, shareable apps using your preferred social messaging service like BBM, Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS. Requirements for the new BB App World 3.0 is that your device should be running BB OS 4.5 or higher, trackpad, trackball or SurePress™ touch screen for input device and a service plan should that gives you access to the BlackBerry® Browser, and most importantly BB App World should be available in your country.
You can also use Paypal, Visa®, MasterCard®, and American Express® to pay for the paid apps that you downloaded and if you just bought your BB device for the past 6 months or so, then you should be able to upgrade your BB App World to 3.0.
A little background:
Blackberry App World is the equivalent to Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market, though the latter 2 obviously dominate BB in terms of the number of Apps available. There are currently has 40,000+ app available in the Blackberry App World and at-least 400+ of these apps are native to BB Playbook. RIM currently does not require any registration and app submission fees from developers, as oppose to Apple’s $99/year fee to develop and grant require developers a $99/year fee in order to gain access to the iPhone SDK and develop apps for the iOS platform. BlackBerry App World is available in 126 countries and accepts payment in all 126 using a combination of PayPal, credit card, and carrier billing.
Last modified: September 6, 2011