By August 20, 2010

BlackBerry App World Update


If you are a BlackBerry user you may have heard that version 2.0 of App World was released last night and it has slowly been spreading around the world. I have just managed to download and the new features will certainly come in handy.

What’s new:

Credit Card Payment Option

With the new BlackBerry App World, customers are able to purchase applications using major credit cards, including Visa and MasterCard. Carrier billing may also be supported by certain carriers.

Easier Application Discovery

BlackBerry App World adds new tabbed sections for various applications lists. Users can horizontally swipe or scroll to quickly view the Top 25 Free Apps, Top 25 Paid Apps and Top 25 Themes, as well as the Newest Apps and Recently Updated Apps.

QR barcode scanning

Is now supported, allowing users to scan a QR code associated with an application from anywhere – the web, print ads, brochures, etc. BlackBerry App World will quickly find the related application, and automatically open and download its page.

BlackBerry ID

BlackBerry ID provides customers with a device-independent user identification (ID) for BlackBerry App World. It enables credit card payments and allows customers to seamlessly transfer their personal library of free and purchased apps when they switch to a new BlackBerry Smartphone.


There are some aesthetic changes too. Nothing major but the best bit is in the ‘top 25’ section. Here you can scroll right and left between the top 25 newest, free apps, paid apps, top themes and recently updated. It just makes life a little easier for easy browsing.

Anyway, if you have not got it yet you can download from here.


Posted by: James

Posted in: News

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Five year veteran of the site. BlackBerry specialist, but experienced in most operating systems. Enjoys flower arranging and cross stitch.
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