The newest version of the BlackBerry App World™ storefront, BlackBerry App World 3.0, left beta earlier this week and is now available for all BlackBerry® smartphone users to download at BlackBerry.com/AppWorld. BlackBerry App World 3.0 offers improvements to app search, app sharing, and payment options. The biggest change I noticed about BlackBerry App World 3.0 is the brand new user interface (“UI”), which not only reorganizes how apps are displayed, but also streamlines the app download and discovery process. The new UI changes, big and small, make it easier for BlackBerry smartphone users to quickly add great new BlackBerry apps. It also makes BlackBerry App World much prettier!
We sat down with Product Manager, Tamara, to check out the new BlackBerry App World 3.0 UI. Check out our video above!
There’s one new feature in BlackBerry App World 3.0 that Tamara and I didn’t discuss in the video: carrier specific app channels. These app channels will appear as a Featured icon on your BlackBerry App World 3.0 Home Screen, and contain a selection of app recommendations selected by your carrier, in partnership with RIM, just for you.
AT&T BlackBerry smartphone users will be the first to receive the carrier specific app channel, with more carriers to be available soon. Here’s a list of the first apps to be available live in the AT&T carrier channel:
MONOPOLY Here & Now
Free Chat For Facebook with BBM
Game of Life
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