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

219 Comments

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.