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BlackBerry App World hits the 3 billion downloads mark

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BlackBerry App World hits the 3 billion downloads mark
Trying to take the focus off all of their problems, RIM announced today that 3 billion apps have been downloaded from BlackBerry App World. The online applications store has been open for more than 1,172 days. Back in April, when BlackBerry App World celebrated its third birthday, RIM announced that 2 billion apps had been downloaded. Do the math and you'll find that means a billion apps have been downloaded in just the last 3 months which is a remarkably quicker pace. The first billion downloads took 786 days, the second took 210 and the last billion took just 176 days. Overall, BlackBerry users download an average of 2.5 million apps a day.;

During the third birthday celebrations, RIM also announced that the store had 70,000 apps and "tens of thousands" of developers. Fast forward to now and the number of apps on the shelves is up to 90,000 (counting apps for both smartphones and for the PlayBook) with 28,000 vendors. it seems like the 78 million BlackBerry subscribers are picking up the pace, doing their part to keep the platform alive until BlackBerry 10 changes everything. That's the plan, anyway.

source: RIM via MobileSyrup

BlackBerry App World is starting to grow faster

BlackBerry App World is starting to grow faster


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posted on 06 Jul 2012, 15:34 8

1. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


ZZzzzz...

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 16:16 2

2. CupZ83 (Posts: 18; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


^ hahahahahahahahaha

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 16:19

3. AngryApplcpCustomer (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Wtf doesn't apple have like only 650,000? This is just ridiculous. Im trapped with the iPhone for 2 f@@king years.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 16:23 5

4. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


its says 3 billion apps have been download, not how many apps they have total. you clearly didnt read anything. idiot.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 16:33 1

5. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Chill out. Just a mistake. Humans make them.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 17:42 2

6. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


They do? Damn, we must be harder on these mortals!!! lol...

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 19:21 1

7. e.wvu (unregistered)


That's a mistake that you cannot defend @Non_Sequitur whatsoever.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 13:07 1

10. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


the force is nonexistent in this one.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 01:34

8. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


im really convince that the 4th player of smartphone is BB and 5th will be Firefox and tizen (since they say that they are just the same!) but time will tell! nut i with BB will albe to catch in this race!

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 01:37 1

9. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


amazon hope you could import your ecosystem if ever you'll buy RIM! :)

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