BlackBerry World no longer supports paid apps starting today

BlackBerry World no longer supports paid apps starting today
Back in February, we told you that BlackBerry World will shut its doors for good on December 31st, 2019. We also told you that starting on April 1st, 2018, paid apps were no longer being supported by BlackBerry World. Right now it is April 1st in most areas of the U.S., which means that all payment mechanisms no longer work on the storefront. While no new paid apps are being accepted, those developers who were monetizing their apps can still do so as long as the method for accepting payments comes from within the apps themselves. The good news is that those developers who decide to go this route won't have to split any revenues with BlackBerry.

BlackBerry says that it will support refunds for paid apps until April 30th, 2018. After that, all payments and refunds will be handled by the developers. Paid apps that BlackBerry users already paid for and have installed on their phones, can still be used. Some of you guys and gals who continue to sport a BlackBerry 10 handset will no doubt hold out to the bitter end, while others will make the switch to an Android powered 'Berry sooner than later.

One rumor that some of you no doubt wish came true, was the one from back in 2015 that hinted at a version of the wide body BlackBerry Passport that would run on Android. We would imagine that some of you Passport owners are loath to give up the ghost yet due to the unique form factor of the phone. You might recall that this model featured a 4.5-inch display with a 1440 x 1440 resolution. The physical keyboard offered huge keys to type on, and the handset was equipped with 3GB of RAM and a 3450mAh battery.

We could see two new TCL built BlackBerry handsets this year with one a possible sequel to the BlackBerry KEYone. If you are thinking about finally giving up your BlackBerry 10 phone, you might want to see what new models will be offered by BlackBerry Mobile this year before making your purchase.

source: BlackBerry

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10 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Well, one can still emulate Jelly Bean Apps on the latest version of Blackberry 10, so all hope is not lost for Blackberry Passport owners. But of course, its such a quirky and unweildy phone that its best for them to get rid of that behemoth for good. About the only Blackberry 10 Phone that I'd actually consider buying (For around $50, mind you) would be... The Blackberry Classic! The last but argubally the greatest 'real' Blackberry that ran on Blackberry's own OS. If I could find one that still happens to be box packed, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Oh well, G'Day!

2. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Happy April's fo... Oh, Never mind....

3. matistight

Posts: 997; Member since: May 13, 2009

Dammit Alan! You can't post serious stuff on April Fool's!

4. Venom

Posts: 3729; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I wonder if he had a chuckle when he posted this.

5. Venom

Posts: 3729; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I think they should just shut it down now because there's no reason to continue to support BB10. Everything has moved on to the more lucrative markets of Android and ios.

6. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3152; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

For email and document handling there is still no better handset than the Passport. Period. No other phone except for the defunct LG Intuition does Excel better. Maybe the Lumia 1520. For those that need apps, there's plenty of other choices available. Not everybody needs a Ford F-350 4WD Dually but if you tow a 33' Fountain, a Honda Accord ain't gonna cut it.

7. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Most people today, including executives and business men will travel with laptops and tablets, so a business phone is actual very irrelevant.... I don't doubt that there are people who use and love the passport and similar, but your car analogy is really off.

9. Venom

Posts: 3729; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I have to agree with him, Crispin. You are living in the past. I have seen a lot of business people travel around with laptops and tablets.

10. Venom

Posts: 3729; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't quite understand your car analogy. I wouldn't need a Ford even if someone gave it to me as a gift. I think you are mistaken for reasons listed below.

8. shihte

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 02, 2013

All blackberry is already dead not only bb world

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