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BlackBerry App World Carrier Billing

Carrier billing in BlackBerry App World expands to more than 50 wireless providers

November 27th, 2012

Research in Motion (RIMM) on Monday announced that is has partnered with more than 50 carriers to bring direct billing to its BlackBerry App World. Integrated carrier billing lets customers purchase apps through their BlackBerry smartphone and charge them directly to their regular monthly bill. The service is fully integrated into the BlackBerry Payment Service, …

RIM adding restrictions to PlayBook to avoid creating a ‘chaotic cesspool’ like Android market

April 9th, 2012

Research In Motion will be removing the ability to sideload applications on the BlackBerry PlayBook in a future software update, RIM’s VP of developer relations Alex Saunders said. After the update, PlayBook owners will only be able to download and install applications through BlackBerry App World. Saunders said the reason was to prevent piracy, claiming that more …

RIM: BlackBerry apps are more profitable than Android apps

February 7th, 2012

Research In Motion executivess took the stage during BlackBerry DevCon Europe on Tuesday to clear up a few facts about the company’s success with its BlackBerry App World marketplace. RIM’s new CEO Thorsten Heins said BlackBerry App World is now home to more than 60,000 applications, which is a fraction of what’s available in the …

BlackBerry App World crosses the 1 billion download mark

July 13th, 2011

Research In Motion on Tuesday announced a major milestone for its on-device software portal BlackBerry App World: 1 billion downloads served. “The BlackBerry App World storefront launched a little over two years ago, and over that time, we’ve made many feature improvements, enhanced the look and feel, and added a ton of compelling apps,” RIM’s Alex …

AT&T’s BlackBerry Bridge app now available in App World

July 1st, 2011

When RIM launched the BlackBerry PlayBook earlier this year, AT&T was the only carrier that didn’t provide a BlackBerry Bridge application out of the gate. As of Friday, the application is now available for PlayBook owners with AT&T BlackBerry phones. The app provides free email, calendar, and BBM sync between your PlayBook and BlackBerry smartphone, …

AT&T’s BlackBerry Bridge software still a bridge to nowhere

May 9th, 2011

If you’re an AT&T BlackBerry user and you bought a PlayBook, you know that BlackBerry Bridge — the piece of software that wirelessly connects your BlackBerry to your PlayBook and facilitates PIM functions — is not available for AT&T BlackBerry devices. Sure, there are unofficial workarounds, but for RIM’s largest customer to not support this …

Twitter for BlackBerry updated with push notifications, more

April 13th, 2011

Research In Motion has announced a new version of Twitter for BlackBerry that includes a number of noteworthy enhancements. Twitter for BlackBerry version 1.1 is officially out of beta and offers the ability to tweet your location using the “Add location to tweet” option. The app also includes push notifications for @mentions, and will auto-complete …

BlackBerry App World update brings in-app payments

February 2nd, 2011

Research In Motion on Wednesday announced a new version of its on-device software store for BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry App World. Version 2.1 brings several changes to RIM’s app store — the most notable of which is the introduction of an in-app payment mechanism. BlackBerry app developers will now be able to offer digital and virtual goods to …

RIM addresses removal of Kik app from BlackBerry App World

November 23rd, 2010

We were alerted to a blog post on Kik’s site just moments ago, and it seems that Research In Motion has not only removed Kik Messenger from its App World portal, but it has also disabled push services for existing users. We reached out to RIM for comment and here is the company’s official statement: …

BlackBerry App World 2.0 brings carrier billing and more

June 16th, 2010

According to PhoneScoop, RIM is set to announce an update to their mobile marketplace application App World; cleverly named App World 2.0. The newest App World brings with it several new features which include: carrier billing, improved search, a more detailed “My World” section, QR code support, and other minor interface improvements. PS also reports the …