Blackberry App World goes live

Research in Motion has launched Blackberry App World, a site which allows Blackberry users to buy and download software for their mobile devices.

Research in Motion has launched Blackberry App World, a site which allows Blackberry users to buy and download software for their mobile devices.

Initially available in the UK, US and Canada, the site includes software such as games, social networking, online shopping, personal productivity and organisation tools. Research in Motion expects 1,000 applications this week.

Enterprise software including Salesforce.com is available, alongside Bloomberg news, MySpace, FaceBook and Windows Messenger.

App World includes a folder called My World which allows users to save applications they download and transfer them to new Blackberry devices.

App World requires Blackberry device software version 4.2 and works with smartphones that use a track ball or touch screen. Research in Motion said some applications may not be supported by certain mobile operators.

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