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BlackBerry App World Comes to India

by on Nov.09, 2009, under Downloads, Gadgets, Mobile, News, Technology

Research in Motion (RIM) has unveiled its BlackBerry App World in India. After being launched on April 1 globally, this app store from RIM underwent a lot of changes beginning with its name. BlackBerry smartphone users can download the BlackBerry App World on their phones by visiting www.blackberry.com/appworld in the mobile web browser. BlackBerry App World is available on BlackBerry handsets running BlackBerry OS 4.2 or higher.

Note that an active data service connection is required to download the BlackBerry App World. Data charges will be applicable on downloading the app.

The BlackBerry App World has a range of various applications available as free downloads and paid ones too. Hungama MyPlay, CNBC TV18 Moneycontrol, Mundu Radio and Arromatics are few Indian-centric applications.

Like App Stores from Apple, Android, Nokia, Microsoft and Samsung, BlackBerry App World has Categories, Top Downloads, and other features. The Recommend function where users can recommend the application just like Apple asks to rate apps by stars is interesting.

BlackBerry App World features include:
Front Page Carousel – BlackBerry App World showcases several applications on its front page carousel, making it easy for users to browse through a select number of featured applications. Featured applications vary from time to time, helping users discover new applications for practically every aspect of life.
Top Downloads – The “Top Downloads” area on BlackBerry App World lists applications that are the most downloaded.
Categories – BlackBerry App World features a variety of application categories. Categories include games, entertainment, IM and social networking, news, weather, productivity and more.
Search/Filter – BlackBerry App World includes a keyword search with filtering capabilities.
Reviews – Applications on BlackBerry App World can be reviewed by users and those reviews are reflected in star ratings. Users can easily access and read reviews, see screenshots and read a description of each application before they download it.
Recommend – BlackBerry App World users can recommend applications to other people through email, PIN, SMS message or BlackBerry Messenger.
Application Storage – BlackBerry App World includes a folder called My World, which keeps track of applications the user has downloaded. It is a personal storage space that allows users to uninstall and re-install applications.
Application Archiving – users can archive applications to a microSD card or built-in storage memory on their BlackBerry smartphone.
Update Notifications – Users are notified of updates to applications they’ve downloaded on BlackBerry App World.

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