BlackBerry App World goes live in Australia minus paid apps

BlackBerry's App World finally hits Australia, but only with free apps.

Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the Australian launch of BlackBerry App World, the application store for BlackBerry smartphones. However, only free apps will be available at launch. Paid applications will be accessible at a later, to be advised date.

BlackBerry App World was previously only available in selected overseas markets, including the US and Canada.

In the US, App World users require a PayPal account to purchase applications, though it's not known whether this will be the case in Australia.

BlackBerry App World includes a front page carousel that showcases featured applications, a top downloads category and the ability to search for applications.

"BlackBerry App World makes it very easy for our customers to discover and download a wide variety of applications for their BlackBerry smartphone," said Adele Beachley, RIM's managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

Downloadable applications include BlackBerry Messenger, Bloomberg Mobile, Dictionary.com, Facebook, Flickr, MySpace and UberTwitter.

Australian BlackBerry users can download BlackBerry App World directly to their RIM smartphone by visiting www.blackberry.com/appworld or mobile.blackberry.com.

The App World store can be accessed over both Wi-Fi and mobile phone networks, and is also available on a desktop or notebook computer.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Blackberrymobile phonesApp Worldblackberry app worldsmartphonesmobile appsRIM BlackBerry

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

Good Gear Guide
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?