More than apps, super apps - BlackBerry App World commercial hits the air

By Adam Zeis on 18 Nov 2010 10:17 am
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The latest commercial from BlackBerry shows not a device this time, but BlackBerry App World. Its good to see the apps getting some love and not just the devices. This ad shows off Pageonce in one of what I'm sure will be many more app commercials. There are tons of apps that would turn into great ads, and with the way RIM has been rolling out commercials, I'm sure we'll see a bunch pop up on the airwaves soon.

16 comments

67Tucker

Blackberry App World? More like Blackberry App Village.

mkye86

This was a pretty clever comment..

gatorboi352

LOL man I can only DREAM of Pageonce preforming that smooth on MY Blackberry.

Instead of the jagged, chug fest of an app that it truly is. I do enjoy the calendar sync alerts though!

nessey2

i really do like the app, never knew it actually sync to the calendar - weird! u can't miss what u didn't have to begin with i guess.

TonyLibations

Since the last update it does seem to run a lot smoother, but still has a long way to go. I still can't live w/o it though. I just let it take care of everything and i don't worry unless it starts freaking out about a low account balance. I guess it's ppl like me, that will use it no matter how choppy it is, that let PageOnce get away w/ releasing such a choppy app.

JohnMidnight

I gotta admit, their right.
Ran great on the Bold, originally ran great on the Torch. Now? This is odd... like they took two steps back or something.

gorgalis

That is what they meant by super apps? That is the kind of app we have been hearing about over the past year?

1. Pageonce is old.
2. Since when does it qualify as a superapp?
3. What ever happened to widgets?

jetman1287

Great point! More failed promises from RIM...

Fr3lncr

I can't speak to the app or its effectiveness as a super app but at least they are trying to raise awareness of App World. If it helps put blackberry on developers radar, then hopefully it is a good thing.

Downside may be putting something on their radar that is hard to work with because if someone gets a bad taste dealing with it now, and it becomes a lot easier to work with later due to QNX, they may already have a prejudice against it.

HTC_Droid_EvO

Super app, and at the end they show a bunch of apps every phone has....this is pretty silly/carppy ad.

keith2k1

Nice to see this. Of cousre with this comes the droid heads. Also good to know my enterprise mail works with only ONE set-up and not that multiple crap on droid. Oh and its Evo...good luck with that battery...oh wait they have a battery you can buy (should have been included) that's over priced.

born2prank

I didn't have to reboot the device after almost every single app install or removal

sk8er_tor

Don't hate on RIM because they are simply marketing their products in the same way that others are doing so. Good for them for marketing their products to consumers.

Kiddo_24

Push notifications, support for many different accounts from shopping, to banking, to airlines, to google, to social networking, etc and calender syncs with alerts? It is a super app!

I know it doesn't work as smoothly as the ad shows but it performs just about the same on my Android device. (I sport Droid2 and Bold2.) I much prefer pageonce on my BlackBerry because all features work better (push notification) than on Android. But it does load faster on my Droid though not always.

Yandar

While Pageonce lets you chose the country your located in, its useless as EVERYTHING in it is US based, Credit card US ones only, Utlities US only etc. There is very little here to make this app more than very limited utility to anyone outside North America.

jwmax

God the complaining on this site is really getting old. I had lost count of the number of total shit apps I downloaded on my iPhone when I had it, but you'd never hear such complaints on an iPhone website.

Don't get me wrong, the fawning almost cult-like love for apple is what turned me away from that company and it's products, but the bitching on this site is really getting sickening.

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Apple Free since April 2010 and loving every second of it!

raoult

Pageonce Pro allows me to see pretty much up to the minute details on all of my bank accounts as well as my Home Depot card that I am using for home renovations. I could probably use it for more, but it is invaluable for that alone.