BlackBerry App World To Hit Italy, France, Germany and Spain This Month; Brazil and India Coming Soon

By Kevin Michaluk on 8 Jul 2009 07:46 am EDT

BlackBerry App World Reaching Out to More Countries!

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, RIM's VP of Global Alliances, Jeff McDowell, went on record to say that App World would be launching later this month in Italy, France, Germany and Spain and that it will also provide access to countries such as Brazil and India in coming months.

App World's catalogue has doubled since its launch on April 1st, now offering over 2,000 apps, but that's still way behind Apple's App Store which hit the 50,000 app milestone. Though according to McDowell, RIM is "very happy" with the volume of app downloads generated by App World and went on to say, "I don't think it matters whether it's 40,000 or 2,000, you've still got a broad range of choice."

So what do you guys and gals think - in the world of smartphone apps, does quantity matter? Or is it more about having a quality app (at a reasonable price or free) that does what you need it to do? Other than the need for your BlackBerry to have more memory for apps (or the ability to save/run them off your memory card), are you happy with App World so far? Sound off in the comments!

[ via IntoMobile ]

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Reader comments

BlackBerry App World To Hit Italy, France, Germany and Spain This Month; Brazil and India Coming Soon


Compared to the latest version of the Crackberry App Store, they aren't missing much.

On my 8330, its slow and kind of a memory hog. It also needs to improve its layout overall a bit in my opinion.

i'm not really happy with App World so far, most of the apps is not good, and also, some of the coolest apps such as Shazam and skype still not there. Perhaps, RIM will extend to Indonesia market for App World.

And what about Switzerland?... you know this little country in the middle of europe.... which supports tax fraud by law ;-)

Holland, Amsterdam ??? know the little country in the North of Europe....where you can smoke weed without getting arrested ;-)

I can access APP WORLD from Turkey but it sucks... It totally ruins Storms memory! and i dont't see the benefit to access lame, limited applications...

The App Store will be coming to Australia in July or thereabouts, I heard this from a RIM representative so unless there is some kind of hold up, add us to the list!

You need more RIM Reps out there.

There is definitely a need for some flagship stores around the world. Do not hide away RIM. Time to help your fans or lose them.