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RIM gets ready for launch BlackBerry 10

RIM has been selling apps to BlackBerry smartphone users for long time now via its BlackBerry App World. The company has announced that as part of the preparations for the launch of BlackBerry 10 it has changed the name of BlackBerry App World to BlackBerry World. RIM says that the name change reflects a shift in the type of things that you can purchase from the store.

RIM says that BlackBerry World will have more than just apps for users to purchase -- the new store will also be home to purchasable videos and music. The new name reflects the fact that RIM wants BlackBerry World to be a one-stop shop for the entertainment needs of BlackBerry smartphone and tablet users.

BlackBerry World will support the ability to browse, download, buy, and manage apps via BlackBerry smartphones, the PlayBook tablet, and computers. BlackBerry World will allow users to share their favorite content via BlackBerry messenger, Facebook, and Twitter.
 
BlackBerry World also supports sharing by tapping NFC embedded BlackBerry smartphones together.

Source: BlackBerry.com



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So, they're droppping the word App?
By Flunk on 1/21/2013 9:41:46 AM , Rating: 2
Prior to this their online store was known as "Blackberry App World", so this is not a big change. What would be a big change would be some new handsets or decent apps.




RE: So, they're droppping the word App?
By GulWestfale on 1/21/2013 9:58:18 AM , Rating: 2
you're underestimating the power of name changes.
back in the dreamcast days, Sega of America changed its name to Sega of America Dreamcast (SAD), and they went on to totally crush sony and nintendo, and now have the most successful console in recorded history. i absolutely adore my dreamcast 3, just last night i marveled at the unparalleled quality of PowerVR graphics (tile-based rendering, with perfect AA!), while talking to my seaman. true story, bro.


RE: So, they're droppping the word App?
By Mitch101 on 1/21/2013 10:03:45 AM , Rating: 2
Oh yea but if anyone ever comes out with a console with graphics from bitboys its game over.


By DukeN on 1/21/2013 10:09:18 AM , Rating: 3
With the amount of time RIM was taking to release BB10, I was sure they had Glaze3D graphics running Duke Nukem Forever 2 on the platform.


RE: So, they're droppping the word App?
By RufusM on 1/21/2013 10:17:30 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, naming only goes so far.

I was glad Sega got out of the hardware business, although I did love the Dreamcast. The Saturn is what killed Sega's hardware business. It was nowhere near as good as the PlayStation's.

It was so odd for Sega to think the Saturn should have been a 2D console when their 3D arcade machines were the best out there (although very expensive). Their Model 2 and Model 3 boards were way ahead of their time. I still remembering seeing Daytona and Virtua Fighter 2 for the first time and being blown away by the quality. The "camera" got so close to the perspective corrected textures with no distortion or polygon jiggling and they looked awesome for the time.


By 91TTZ on 1/21/2013 10:34:09 AM , Rating: 2
I had a Saturn and there were some really good games for it, but they all seemed to come from their AM2 division. Apparently the Saturn was difficult to program and take advantage of the hardware it had, while the Playstation was pretty easy to program for.

Virtua Fighter 2 had great graphics as did that game Nights.


RE: So, they're droppping the word App?
By 91TTZ on 1/21/2013 11:02:19 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
just last night i marveled at the unparalleled quality of PowerVR graphics (tile-based rendering, with perfect AA!), while talking to my seaman. true story, bro.


It's funny you say that. Just recently I learned that after PowerVR got dominated by 3DFX and Nvidia and dropped off the face of the Earth they went underground and re-emerged as a powerhouse in the mobile field. They're pulling off what ARM did.

It became the graphics core in chips like Apple's A4 and used in iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. It's also used in a whole bunch of other mobile devices like the Samsung Galaxy series of products. It's also used in Sony Bravia TVs and the Playstation Vita.

It might turn out that PowerVR and their tile-based approach conquers the market.


By GulWestfale on 1/21/2013 11:44:52 AM , Rating: 2
yes, i know. 100% rendering efficiency because of their perfect pre-rendering occlusion culling. i really did like my dreamcast... too bad it failed.

sometimes i search ebay for cheap naomi boards and dream of building my own arcade in the basement lol


RE: So, they're droppping the word App?
By nangryo on 1/21/2013 10:52:12 AM , Rating: 2
IT IS a big change!

They dropping the word app because the fear of apple term on patenting the word 'app', so they hope that they can avoid Apple suing them into the oblivion sometimes in the future #sarcasm

lol


blackberry world
By ERROR666 on 1/21/2013 12:10:52 PM , Rating: 2
They can call it whatever they like and try to sell anything they want in it. Never in my life I bought a movie or a song from an app store so I cannot care less. What matters is their new OS and whether anyone will buy it. And I'm not so sure about that. I personally don't feel any need to switch to blackberry so first they have to come up with a strong argument - why it's worth to switch. And only after that we can look into apps or no apps world.




RE: blackberry world
By retrospooty on 1/21/2013 12:43:16 PM , Rating: 2
Yup same here. It does look like a good OS, but just finally catching up to IOS and Android several years too late doesn't make anyone want to switch. "Look, we finally caught up to 2012 devices" just doesn't do it for me. That and its 2013 now ;)


Ummm...
By Oyster on 1/21/2013 2:23:03 PM , Rating: 2
BBW? This is going to be hilarious.




RE: Ummm...
By Devilboy1313 on 1/21/2013 10:47:47 PM , Rating: 2
Some of us like our phones with wide screens.


you guys just don't get it
By bety on 1/21/2013 11:39:32 PM , Rating: 2
Hello, we are RIM.

Despite fluffy hype, we're having a lot of trouble getting support for our much-delayed soon to be released, almost up to par platform!

So we decided to try to gloss over that fact by....supporting it ourselves!!! Can't access popular services? It's OK, you can buy this stuff at BW world now!!!

We can do this, because we aren't stretched thin at all! We didn't fire thousands of people, and we are WAY ahead of schedule. We still haven't gotten some app tools out to our developers, and we haven't said a thing about we'll do with our orphaned disaster of a tablet...which sometimes sells for as little as 49$!!! (at a boxing day sale in Canada)

There are a lot of things we can't tell you...but ooooh..if you only knew. This alone is proof: we've dropped a word from the name. That shows you just how far ahead we are right there! Unlike when we announced our OS name to be BBX....only to retract it immediately due to copyright infringement...THIS time, we googled the name once before announcing it!

If you too have an irrational hatred of Apple or Android, and if you have never used a smartphone from the last 5 years, you will be AMAZED at our new phones. We now use TOUCHSCREEN technology WITH a icon based OS that has a full web browser AND SWIPING. Oh sure....you used to complain day and night that touchscreens weren't for you and thus BB was the way to go, but now, embrace touchscreens, because we have one!!

Join the 3rd world! BB10 forever!!!!




RE: you guys just don't get it
By retrospooty on 1/22/2013 10:56:22 AM , Rating: 2
"Unlike when we announced our OS name to be BBX....only to retract it immediately due to copyright infringement...THIS time, we googled the name once before announcing it"

LOL... Classic.

" if you have never used a smartphone from the last 5 years, you will be AMAZED at our new phones. "

LOL2


By drycrust3 on 1/21/2013 9:55:01 AM , Rating: 3
quote:
RIM says that BlackBerry World will have more than just apps for users to purchase -- the new store will also be home to purchasable videos and music.

When I saw the name "BlackBerry World" I thought that is what they would have called their mapping software, but on reflection I realised, as Apple found out, that maybe mapping software is best left to a company that specialises in that.




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