Following the BlackBerry Developer Conference back in October, I followed up with an in-depth interview with RIM's VP of Global Alliances Jeff McDowell where we talked RIM's App Center and upcoming App Store (if you're confused between the two be sure to check out this article and press release).
With the BlackBerry app store initially targeted to launch in March, it's nice to see it appears RIM is on track as they have JUST OPENED up a new site allowing BlackBerry Developers to submit their apps for inclusion in the upcoming app store! If you're a BlackBerry Developer, this is your chance to get to the front of the line. Hurry Up! We heard from some of those involved in beta testing the submission process that it's pretty streamlined and smooth, so be sure to report back in the comments and let us know that is in fact the case.
Update: In case you're wondering what devices will support RIM's new app store, the app store client will be available to all in-market BlackBerry smartphones sporting OS 4.2.1 or greater. Sweeeeet. *
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