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Hot on the heels of releasing its new device arsenal, RIM is prepping to roll out a brand spanking new BlackBerry App World. Scheduled to launch Monday, version 3.0 features a retooled interface for quick perusal of apps, games and themes -- if the beta release is any indication. Another added feature is the My World storage folder that keeps all of your downloads on the home screen and lets you wirelessly reinstall them should you accidentally delete one or upgrade devices. Sure, there are rumblings that the BB music service will be a part of this release, but as Reuters reported, that announcement isn't expected until early September. Although, this update would complete the new smartphone trifecta rather nicely: new device, new OS and new app store. Well done, RIM, now if you could just get your advertising in order, you'll be all set.

After waiting around for its arrival, we were finally treated to a sneak preview of BlackBerry App World 3.0. Over the weekend RIM released the app in the Beta Zone, meaning that anyone can sign up for an account and subsequently download the latest version of the application marketplace. If you’re a regular App World user, I would recommend you use your Beta Zone account — or create one, since it’s free — and try out the new version. The new interface is certainly worth a try. If you’re not into App World, well, maybe this will change your mind.


There’s not a whole lot to share on this one, since RIM has all sorts of confidentiality notices in its Beta Zone user agreements. They have shared some information, though, so I’ll just pass some of that along.
As the screenshots show, there are noticeable changes to the interface. This isn’t just on the home screen, though it did get a whole lot more intuitive. The changes go for every screen, from the channels to the individual apps. I do love the sliding interface for the individual apps screens, which let you easily slide over for reviews and screenshots.
The BlackBerry has become a more social device lately, and App World now plays into that. You can share your favorite apps via BBM, Twitter, Facebook, or even SMS. I imagine that will help increase interest in App World in general, since they’ll have more ways for people to promote the product.
There are plenty of more new features, all of which are worthy of the full-version upgrade to App World 3.0. Again, you can get this for free. If you don’t yet have a Beta Zone account, you can go to blackberry.com/beta and sign up for one. After that, or if you have one, go to blackberry.com/beta on your BlackBerry smartphone, log into your account, and follow the links to App World 3.0. Unfortunately, you can’t download it anywhere except from your BlackBerry browser.

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Source : Engadgets

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