BlackBerry App World Site Now Up

BlackBerry App World Announcement
By Kevin Michaluk on 4 Mar 2009 06:51 pm EST
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* Update: Well, the 10pm EST exciting announcement wasn't all that exciting (they announced that you can now sign up for announcements?!), but RIM has now put up their BlackBerry App World teaser site. Developers can sign up to begin submitting their apps for inclusion in the launch of App World if they haven't already and consumers can now register to stay notified of updates. To purchase from App World a PayPal account will be required, and RIM has tossed a page up on the site directing people to create their accounts. We'll let you know if any other App World details emerge... there's definitely still a few bits of info I'm waiting to see surface. Gotta love that BlackBerry logo within a circle in the image above though... somhow it looks very CrackBerry-esque!  *

Following up on our post earlier today announcing that RIM has given its application storefront the BlackBerry App World name, tonight at 10pm EST they're apparently going to make an exciting announcement...

We'll drop and discuss the details here in the blogs once we hear the big news. In the meantime, you can click the image above to jump on over to the announcement site.

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BlackBerry App World Site Now Up

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Doubt it's something to get majorly excited about although I would LOVE to be proven wrong :) (gemini lol)

Hopes they release the mew facebook app soon even though it lacks chat which could be kinda handy at times

You know there are other IM clients out that that have FB chat built into it...

I know i use Meebo at work..and I'm sure there's others out there as well..

As for the announcement....methinks they are going to "announce" a *gasp* date that we can actually get on it....

but hey, that's just wishful thinkin!

I just like the wallpaper on that BlackBerry in the image above! Looks sweet. Puttin the RIM logo in a circle like this is almost a little CrackBerryish. :)

Re: Announcement. It won't be all good news..or well, at least it won't be received well by everyone. It's going to be interesting to see what the reactions are (both from developers and consumers).

This is really sad. I tried setting up a pay pal account at one point...let's just say I had to close to credit card account I attached to it, my password was stolen and changed, and pay pal is impossible to reach. You must know you are completely inept when you make it so hard to contact the customer services. Please people stand up and let Blackberry know that they should provide an alternative and make it NOT a requirement of the App World Store Front to open a pay pal account! Kevin. Use your Jedi mindtricks to help us followers.

Tell us a new Storm OS update is going to be out by the end of the week followed by the App World opening and I'll be excited.

The best announcement would be that they have come to their senses and have decided to DELAY opening this "App World" for a month so they can get saving applications to the SD card (or other internal memory) to work. I have a Storm and don't want people with the iphone to laugh at me, OK?? If they launch this thing and people have to remove apps just to download other apps it is going to be the biggest disaster ever. You just wait and see...

I think RIM should get the Storm optimized with another update instead of focusing on the app store. I'm not adding another app until they get this working better. Love my Storm but it could be so much better if they just took care of the lingering issues.

What we already know. They are going to announce that their is going to be an app store sometime soon. Thats it, they will have no other info other than App World coming March 2009, or maybe April 2009. But since we must know everything as soon as it is put out, we already know this.

It's not even out yet and it's old news.

they have decided to make the storm os completely from the gound up and it's now touch friendly,consumer friendly, and graphically fun???

anyone anyone??

Thanks Kevin now i have something to stay awake for. Can you imagine the forums after this announcement?

Thanks Kevin now i have something to stay awake for. Can you imagine the forums after this announcement?

well maybe they could just announce that they've fixed the camera and now when you push the button it takes the picture :)

It's what's been passed to us. JimmyLisk was right, yes, but he was unclear. I'm not sure how he knows that date, but his post made it seem like you could buy progs tonight. No, but the developer kit will be released. We plan on launching officially on March 23.

hope they fix how apps are saved, the way its set up now is retarded, I just switched to a bold and am at most dissapointed.

I'm not sure what the excitement is about with this app store thingy. If I need an app for something all I have to do is ask right here in the forums and I get not only an answer but usually a link on where to get it. Maybe I will see the benefit once it's up and going.

Give them time to actually make whatever the announcement is and then type up the update on the blog. We'll find out soon enough.

HAHA what if RIM cant load the stuff on the site cuz 6 million people are sitting here refreshing their page over and over

You idiots are just looking for a reason to complain. Late is like, 15 minutes. Not one minute, or two, or five. Jeez, calm down.

This is crap RIM. I need to be studying for a test, but I can't knowing there could be an announcement any minute. This is cruel...

If I were working at RIM in charge of this announcment, I would be laughing my ass off at all of us right now! LOL

This is marketing at it's very finest. Hundreds, nay thousands of eyes looking at their site, all waiting for.....

It looks like the Canadians have been infected by the Americans. Always late to any party (sarcasm)

F@#$ It's not compatible with the storm. I just wasted a half hour waiting for this to learn its not compatible with the storm. Thanks RIM!!!!

BlackBerry App World
System Requirements

* BlackBerry smartphone operating system 4.2
or higher
* BlackBerry smartphones with trackballs or SurePress™ touch screen

Nothing too interesting. Just a page to sign up for updates and when things progress with their app world. I hope they get things going soon as that is the only downfall to the storm over the iphone.

Seriously, BB I appreciate all the time you save me, but you just took a good chunk of it back while i was waiting for that "announcement." Yay! I am sure I will be reading about this gem tomorrow. It is going to be the it topic. Umm, seriously, yay!

I thought they were going to announce that the apps were going to be free...but oh well I guess its better than nothing

Why all the hype? All they were launching was the "email me when ready" button. We knew what it was called and that it would come eventually. And we knew that we would have to pay for apps (it is a store). Now we know that they will have to be paid for via PayPal (kinda a bummer).

OMFGZZZZ I NEED PAYPALZZ?!?!?!?!?!!?11/!?!/.1,?.!

grow up people you live in the modern age if you dont have paypal then return your blackberry and get a dumbphone

These guys are clowns. I have had every model since the 5810 and at one point service with every carrier. What gives? From the buggy software, the STORM? It is my opinion that they want to be in every soccer moms hand that they have forgotten their core base. Am I being to hard on them?

RIM:Be first in line to submit applications you've designed for BlackBerry® smartphones to the new BlackBerry App World™. We're counting down to a spring launch and we're accepting submissions now.

What an announcement!!! They announced....NOTHING!

an⋅nounce⋅ment   [uh-nouns-muhnt]
–noun
1. public or formal notice announcing something: The announcement appeared in the newspapers.
2. the act of announcing.
3. a short message or commercial, esp. a commercial spoken on radio or television.
4. a card or piece of formal stationery containing a formal declaration of an event, as a wedding.

They forgot option #5 for RIM "Big waste of Crackberriers time!"

This is true, but for the first time in a long time an new OS relase was the second thing on everyones mind

But unfortunately at this time...it seems like we got a better chance at seein Jesus before that happens. :(

I cant believe they are using Paypal for this. It is pissing me off already.

They should have linked it with the carriers instead

its all hype..good work on getting the crackberry addicts attention, I'm sure it will be storm compatible and will be out probably the latest by end of April. They need to get this out before apple's convention during the summer. If they don't blackberry sales will decline even further.. WE Want free apps

well i guess i won't be purchasing anything from their app store. i refuse to ever have another pay pal account.

I would like to know what happens if you don't have paypal or can't get it like

me for a reason does that mean your just SOL????

If so this is a fail for RIM because i would never use shady paypal.

Like most of ya'll have said, this was a complete waste of time seein we already knew this was coming. Me personally, I hope they can throw us a bone on a new device soon. I know they got some sexy stuff cookin up, and damn it i wanna know!!! Its the crack that keeps me comin back ha ha

I think we need to write RIM and ask them what happens to the many of people

who do not wish to get PAYPAL does it mean we will never be able to buy a paid

app? if so this is a huge fail and i would not keep my storm because of it i mean

i love it but F this.

I hate the fact that you got to have a PayPal account to be able to buy any software. PayPal are the biggest scammers in the world and they always give you the run around and not help you solve any problems, on the contrary, they cause more problems. IF ANYONE AT BLACKBERRY SEES THIS MESSAGE, HAVE ANOTHER CHECKOUT ALTERNATIVE! SCREW PAYPAL.

Asking developers to pay £200 to submit their applications is too much; nobody other than MSN and Facebook will afford to submit free applications, so we can wave goodbye to the hope of great, free games like on the iPhone.

What a let down.

What happened to the app store, IT was suppose to be up at 10 pm on March 4.........
Any ideas ?

im new to this i have a blackberry 7520 converted into a boostberry it works really well just wondering if you all would know of some good apps that would work on my phone like weather, sports, and news apps