BlackBerry App World Coming April 1st?

BlackBerry App World April 1st?
By Bla1ze on 27 Mar 2009 09:24 am EDT
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An article posted by Business Week is stating that on April 1st, co-CEO of RIM, Mike Lazaridis will be taking stage in Las Vegas at CTIA to officially announce the availability of the BlackBerry App World to the public. We know that RIM has been putting the word out to all developers and have been reaching out to consumers non-stop, and anyone signed up for updates from RIM has probably recieved at a minimum 5 emails regarding BlackBerry App World and its soon to be available status.

The April 1st date shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. Back at the Developer Conference when the "application storefront" was first announced RIM basically promised we'd see it launch by the end of March. Kevin will be on location in Vegas next week at CTIA for when Mike L. takes the stage and will report back any news from the head honcho. But I have to wonder if App World is ready for primetime as of yet as I haven't really heard any chatter from the developer community or otherwise on it. Guess we'll have to wait and see how April 1st turns out. What a day to launch a new service though... for RIM's sake I hope the App World rollout runs smooth and is well-received or else I can already see the April Fool's... App World What a Joke headlines that'll pop up. Best of luck RIM!

[ Business Week ]

Topics: News & Rumors

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BlackBerry App World Coming April 1st?

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*** We know that RIM has been putting the word out to all developers and have been reaching out to consumers non-stop, and anyone signed up for updates from RIM has probably recieved at a minimum 5 emails regarding BlackBerry App World and its soon to be available status. ***

Funny, I signed up for email updates about this from RIM and through a google alert... I haven't gotten 1 yet, nor have I seen any news about it aside from what I've read on CB... I hope that sarcasm was intended in this blog entry....

If not, I've been proven wrong before :)

I just bought a blackberry bold about 2 weeks ago and I have recieved 2 emails since then....but before I bought the blackberry bold I got a couple of emails about the blackberry store....all were the same email but yea I did think it was odd that I had gotten so many of them

I have gotten 4 updates myself. 2 on my personal Storm email addy and 2 through my work email addy on my Curve.

Clearly you didn't do something right. LOL. Are you signed up? Are you members of the Blackberry Owners Lounge site?