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BlackBerry App World arrives

Research In Motion’s BlackBerry App World service has launched in the UAE, offering BlackBerry smartphone customers easy access to a broad range of mobile applications. The service is now available in a number of Middle East countries including UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, Bahrain and Lebanon.

BlackBerry App World, the official on-device app store for BlackBerry smartphones, allows customers to easily discover, download and enjoy applications that are purpose-built for their BlackBerry smartphones.

“We are thrilled to be bringing the BlackBerry App World service to customers in the UAE,” said Sandeep Saihgal, Managing Director, RIM Middle East. “The BlackBerry community in this region can now enjoy great content for their smartphones with our comprehensive range of applications to choose from,  enriching their mobile experience at work or play.We are also excited about the opportunity this presents to our Middle Eastern application developers, who now have a huge audience to develop local content and apps for.”

According to Mohammed Al Ghanim, Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE, said: “This is a great day for the Middle East application developer community. The TRA has a strategy to encourage and support developers in the UAE and with the launch of RIM’s BlackBerry App World, we are eager to work with BlackBerry developers to provide the appropriate environment and assist them with accessing the required tools to create these applications.We will encourage the UAE universities to develop applications on BlackBerry devices”.

Three million applications are being downloaded each day on BlackBerry App World, which is available in more than 100 markets around the world.

Research In Motion’s BlackBerry App World service has launched in the UAE, offering BlackBerry smartphone customers easy access to a broad range of mobile applications. The service is now available in a number of Middle East countries including UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, Bahrain and Lebanon.

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