BlackBerry World is the on-device storefront through which users can download apps, music, and video content. Previously, the portal was known as BlackBerry App World, but was renamed after the separate marketplaces created on the PlayBook were folded together for BlackBerry 10. Newsstand remains a separate marketplace for magazines on BlackBerry 10.
BlackBerry World allows users to pay for their content through credit card, PayPal, or directly through their wireless service provider (when supported). Apps, TV shows, movies, and music can be downloaded directly from the device by conducting searches or browsing through the categorized catalog. A web portal to the store also allows users to remotely install content onto their device. The BlackBerry World is a unified marketplace, selection varies between BlackBerry OS 7 devices, BlackBerry 10 devices, and BlackBerry PlayBook.
*UPDATE* - Got the change log - “Searching from the storefront, apps or games home screens will now return a search result group that contains just built for BlackBerry applications. The client also includes multiple bug fixes to improve performance!”Continue Reading →
With all of the great promos BlackBerry is having leading up to the holidays, many users are grabbing some awesome movies at steep discounts. A slew of titles were knocked down on Black Friday and BlackBerry is continuing their promotion with the $.99 Winter Sale. There are some great movies available on the cheap, making it easy for users to add some titles to their media library.Continue Reading →
Although I was a bit hesitant to post this because I can't see it for myself, it would appear as though BlackBerry is offering those in Canada a deal on some great apps in BlackBerry World as part of a promotion.
If you head into BlackBerry World, swipe down from the top and tap on redeem and then enter in the code 'FALLAPPS', you'll be given a $25 credit on BlackBerry World to use on some select apps.Continue Reading →
If you've not yet moved to a BlackBerry 10 device, there's still plenty of love to be found in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. A new release of BlackBerry World has now arrived and is available for download. This release sees BlackBerry World jump into v220.127.116.11 and carries a fairly short change long:Continue Reading →
According to a forums post, emails are being sent out for a new program in the BlackBerry Beta Zone for coupon codes. The email states that testers are needed to "help validate promotional codes for music". The users will each receive 5 promo codes which can be used to redeem free tracks from Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey or Robin Thicke.Continue Reading →
If you're NOT already running a leaked OS with a higher build of BlackBerry World running on it, then chances are you'll soon be seeing a BlackBerry World update hit your device if you haven't already. The update brings some specific layout changes to the app and also keeps track of your recently viewed apps.Continue Reading →
If you've been looking though BlackBerry World lately then you no doubt noticed there is a little bit of revamping going on. Things are being moved around, getting better organized and according to a recent email sent out to developers, there will also be an increased amount of focus placed on Built for BlackBerry apps.
We've seen them placed in the forefront before but the new additions will bring some welcomed changes. So what will the new Built for BlackBerry placement look like? You can jump below to see some screenshots of what you'll soon be seeing in BlackBerry World when coming across a Built for BlackBerry app along with the notes from BlackBerry about what the changes are exactly.Continue Reading →
BlackBerry World for BB10 has been updated a little bit with a new user interface in the category section. It used to be that apps were show in a straight list with hidden filters and sorting options beyond the top, but now you get a bit of a landing page first, and then expand to the other sections in the old format as necessary. It's very similar to the music app's layout.Continue Reading →
This week our Talk Mobile discussion is all about mobile apps, and what better place for us to start than with BlackBerry World?
Since April 1, 2009, BlackBerry World (or BlackBerry App World as it was then) has been dishing up applications to BlackBerry users across the globe. We've seen more than a few incarnations of BlackBerry World over the years, most recently with BlackBerry 10. In the past users were only able to download apps and games through the BlackBerry World store but now, BB World integrates both a video store and music store making for a one-stop shopping experience on BlackBerry.
While BB World certainly does a great job at listing top apps, trending items, top movies and albums - there are still some things that could be improved to make it even better. The content grows bigger and bigger every day, making it harder and harder to find the really great apps. To aid in the search there are a few improvements we'd like to see to help make the BlackBerry World experience the best it can be.Continue Reading →
Now all of your app, music and video purchases can be shunted right to your WIND Mobile billContinue Reading →
Coupon codes being added to BlackBerry World has been a long requested featureContinue Reading →
BlackBerry has announced today that they have added even more partners to the lineup in BlackBerry World. PBS, Univision and Viacom have partnered up and will bring content from Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and more to BlackBerry World. Some great news that will certainly give us a load of great shows to watch on the Z10. The more the merrier!
PBS, Univision and Viacom bring TV favorites to BlackBerry 10
WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 26, 2013) - BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB) today announced the addition of new television content for BlackBerry® 10 customers in the U.S. TV shows from PBS, Univision and Viacom are now a part of the robust video catalogue available for sale on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront, bringing such favorites as COMEDY CENTRAL, MTV, Nickelodeon, PBS's Masterpiece Classic Downton Abbey series and Spanish telenovelas.Continue Reading →
BlackBerry 10 launched just a few weeks ago with over 70,000 apps available in BlackBerry World, and today BlackBerry has announced that they have topped the 100,000 app mark. That means they've added an additional 30,000 apps in just seven weeks - pretty amazing if you ask me.
With multiple port-a-thons and a huge developer base, BlackBerry has done a great job getting BlackBerry World stocked up for BlackBerry 10. There are plenty more big name apps on the way, and with the US release just a few hours away, new apps like OpenTable and Amazon Kindle will be a welcome sight for new users.
Application catalog grows by more than 30,000 apps in seven weeks
More top brands building for BlackBerry 10 as platform launches in the U.S.
WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 21, 2013) - Developers continue to support BlackBerry® 10, bringing more than 30,000 new applications to the platform over the past seven weeks. BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB) today announced that BlackBerry 10 customers now have access to more than 100,000 applications for the BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront.
Today, Amazon Kindle, OpenTable and The Wall Street Journal are available to BlackBerry 10 customers and in the coming weeks CNN, The Daily Show Headlines, eBay, eMusic, Maxim, MLB at Bat, MTV News, Pageonce, PGA, Rdio, Skype, Soundhound and Viber will be available for download or purchase.Continue Reading →
Taking a look through the CrackBerry forums and on Twitter, it's looking as though some BlackBerry Z10 owners have an update to BlackBerry World appearing on their devices. The noted version shows as 18.104.22.168 with the change log simply stating improved battery life and bug fixes.Continue Reading →
BlackBerry World hosts a wealth of apps, movies, and music, but sometimes it's a lot more handy browsing that content from a desktop computer. The web interface for BlackBerry World is really smooth and clean, plus you can do some pretty in-depth stuff, including remotely installing and removing apps from your device. After installing a browser plug-in, you can dive into My World and see everything that's going on on your various BlackBerry devices.Continue Reading →
Much like how you can purchase movies and tv shows on BlackBerry 10 through BlackBerry World, you can also now purchase music directly on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. The music store in this case is powered by 7Digital and offers over 22 million tracks available from all the major and indie record labels in DRM free mp3 format.
In short, there is a wide array of content available so with that in mind, you're sure to find something to suit your tastes. If you're looking to learn how to purchase music on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone, jump below where we've laid out the full details for you all.Continue Reading →
Last week we saw that BlackBerry App World get rebranded BlackBerry World. We've known that this change was coming and with the launch of BlackBerry 10 this week, it seemed the best time to carry out the rebranding. The change in name was to go with the new direction the store is taking as now it will not just be apps that you can download. We'll be seeing music, movies and TV shows available and BlackBerry has promised an extensive catalogue of these.
Initially, the movie rental will be available to those in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. What's available for rent would be dependent on the region. It should be noted that this will only be available in BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10 devices to start with. We should hopefully see the change come to the PlayBook and other devices soon. Read on for the full press release.Continue Reading →
Looks like BlackBerry 10 isn’t the only thing on the mind of those over at RIM. Starting today, BlackBerry customers who are on WIND Mobile will be able to use carrier billing to download applications via the BlackBerry World storefront. This change will allow customers to charge applications right to their phone bill.Continue Reading →