Will the App World live on after Verizon starts their own app store?
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1. Fan_of_Fanboys (Posts: 101; Member since: 13 Nov 2008)
Wow, 80-90%? So either other carriers BB are not coming pre-loaded, their customer/tech support is not pushing App World, or VZW sales a ton a BBs. I hope this does not mean VZW w/ lose out on getting new high-end BB. They have being doing well in that regard last year or so.
2. lsutigers (Posts: 561; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
80-90% thats a huge # if true, but I think I read somewhere that Sprint/Nextel have the most BB's as they are the #1 business carrier.
3. trevor83 (Posts: 19; Member since: 07 Oct 2009)
Nextel WAS #1 in business but not with smartphones. Sprint put an end to all that.
7. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)
Lol! If you knew anything of why blackberry is the #1 selling brand in America then you would know why the app world doesn't sell a lot of apps let alone have alot. Go buy an iPod Touch idiot.
10. vzw fanman (Posts: 1968; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
blackberry is not only business users like it use to be, all age groups are starting to get into blackberries, therefore there should be more apps. why am i an idiot for saying that?? btw, i have a DROID. :-)
11. deschats (Posts: 193; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
I to have a DROID, and I'm telling you the Android app store, and I hate to admit it, Apple's app store are way ahead of BB.
6. uknow85 (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 May 2009)
when is this coming and if its like the vzapp that comes like on the omnia that used to suck so idk
8. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
This doesn't bode very well for those of us on VZW that would like to see the iPhone come over. If this is true, then I'd say the chances of the iPhone making it to VZW are pretty slim. The App Store is the bread and butter for the iPhone, and I don't think Apple would allow their device to be sold on a network where it doesn't come preloaded. But who knows...only time will tell what's REALLY going to happen.
9. Big Red (Posts: 101; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
"Verizon and RIM have a profound relationship that have deep roots extending far enough for the eyes could see" Seriously!? Writing like this is why I come to this site. Phonearena = fail "Far enough for the eyes could see". Love it.
12. Doakie (Posts: 594; Member since: 06 May 2009)
so theres talk of the BB App World and Windows Marketplace dying. But no word on the Android Marketplace, or the WebOS App Catalog? I imagine that the statement of "Verizon’s Ryan Hughes, VP Partner Management, has said in an interview that the soon to be Verizon store will be the sole marketplace for devices sold by the company" means that the Android Marketplace and WebOS App Catalog also will be effected by this, and why would anyone care about the BB App World or the Windows Marketplace and not even mention the Android Marketplace when its got the 2nd largest amount of applications on any mobile platform?