BlackBerry App World opens up to Philippine BlackBerry mobile users
Research in Motion has just announced the availability of the BlackBerry App World™ to BlackBerry® smartphone* users in the Philippines. BlackBerry mobile phone owners in the Philippines can download apps from the BlackBerry App World from their mobile phones by visiting www.blackberry.com/appworld or mobile.blackberry.com.
Features of the BlackBerry App World 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.
- 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, including 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.
- BlackBerry App World is also accessible from a user’s desktop computer at www.blackberry.com/appworld.
- Popular BlackBerry App World applications available in the Philippines include:
BlackBerry® Messenger; Facebook® for BlackBerry Smartphones; Flickr® for BlackBerry Smartphones; Bloomberg Mobile; Flixster; Chum Radio; Kaglom; Three Squared Demo; WorldMate Live: Travel Like a Pro; and Goal.com.
[Source: Blackberry Press Release]
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