Research In Motion application store gets updated

The RIM software for accessing free and paid for applications on their BlackBerry handsets has been upgraded - to BlackBerry App World 2.0 and brings in a friendlier interface, search functionality and better methods of payment.

The updated UI to the portal has done away with the minimum cost of an app, whilst accepting PayPal and credit cards as ways to purchase everything from applications, to themes for the BlackBerry devices. There are also better search methods too, along with lists of the top free and paid for applications.

App World 2.0 now has the look and feel to the new BlackBerry 6 OS, where there is bound to be new software available soon to take advantage of the new platform for the more recent mobile phones.

The likes of QR barcodes can now be used, where developers can publicise their works much more easily with a unique image - which can be simply scanned in by using the BlackBerry's camera, which then links straight to the software on App World 2.0.

The update for accessing RIM's software repository was mentioned at the launch of the Torch 9800 device, and is now available through the Beta Zone site. Research In Motion also mentioned reverse billing could be coming to App World 2.0, where they are currently running with this only in the USA.

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