There are currently 120,000 apps on the BlackBerry World app store. Unfortunately, around 47,000 are made by one company called S4BB Limited. Because one company controls 50% of one app store, you could imagine that a large number of them are low quality.
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BlackBerry World Posts
Today at the BlackBerry 10 Live event, the company announced that they have 70,000 “at launch” apps available on BlackBerry World now. The apps include Skype, Where’s My Water, LinkedIn, Twitter, ESPN Scorecenter, Webex, Bloomberg, The Economist, Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, Where’s My Water, Fruit Ninja, New York Times, Dropbox, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Stubhub, ATP, PGS Tour, CBS Sports, etc. Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are integrated tightly into the operating system to make updating your status and sharing photos a seamless experience.
At the BlackBerry Jam Asia event in Bangkok, RIM has announced that BlackBerry App World is now going to be named BlackBerry World. Most likely they are changing the name because now you will be able to download music, movies, and TV shows from RIM’s online store. Partners like Baidu, Kantana, and Fox Sports have also partnered with RIM. BlackBerry’s developer SDK gold release is expected to arrive on December 11th. [Crackberry]