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BlackBerry App World 2.1 beta now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

By Bla1ze on 6 Jan 2011 12:14 pm EST
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BlackBerry App World 2.1 beta now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

We've been expecting a new BlackBerry App World to be released sometime soon and now it finally has been made available. BlackBerry App World 2.1 beta is now in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Although it may not be available to all users as of yet. The list of what's new is rather interesting as Research In Motion seems to be covering a lot of the usability features of BlackBerry App World:

  • In-app Payments - App World 2.1 includes support for in-app payments.  How does this change the way you interact with certain paid applications as a developer or as a consumer? 
  • Filtered Featured Items - Once you open this latest version of App World, you'll notice that Featured Items are seemingly more relevant to you.  Well, we decided to change this functionality based on the feedback we received from you during the App World 2.0 Beta Program.  Featured Items are now filtered by carrier and country to ensure that you are presented with the most relevant apps as soon as you open App World. 
  • Extended BBID Login Session - We heard what you had to say during the App World 2.0 Beta Program last summer and decided to make some changes to the BBID functionality in App World.  With this latest release, a single BBID login session lasts for 20 minutes, making it easier for you to download and install as many apps as you'd like in one go.  Please remember that during the 20 minute BBID login session,  you will not be prompted again for your BlackBerry ID to complete a purchase.  If your BlackBerry smartphone gets in the hands of someone else, they could make a purchase that you’re not aware of.

If you have a BlackBerry Beta Zone account you'll want to login and try the new version out. If you don't have an account you can try your luck and sign up for one today. Thanks Dave!

Click here to signup for the BlackBerry Beta Zone
10 comments

kymsurv

I have been using this since about 10am, and all so posted it in news and rumors about 1130 am

Turkey_Sub78

Can you use WiFi on this App World again now?

scuebydue

No. Still no stinking WiFi support

paula.walla

I downloaded this and my Bold 9650 completely froze when trying to restart the phone. I cannot get past the "Blackberry" name with the bar along the bottom.

Ebscer

20 minute sessions? Any chance this could instead last as long as a week?

blackcaneaddict

I'll wait for it to show up in the app world test center before I download.

len_sole

It seems to be slightly more responsive. Some of the transition animations have changed and it makes it look a bit smoother in that sense.

mkye86

Man since when did App World start charging Taxes for Apps. That's BS.. I will not be using App World..

CB please dont allow Mobihand to start taxing on their apps..

blackcaneaddict

If it happen when they started in Mississippi then it was around two months ago. :(

kymsurv

loads much faster, screenshots loads faster and its more responsive