BlackBerry App World 2.0 Beta Launches in Beta Zone

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BlackBerry App World 2.0 is now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone as an invite-based beta. If you’re registered for the Beta Zone, you’ll hopefully get a beta invite. App World 2.0 will launch with the following features and enhancements:

  • Supports OS 4.5 and above
  • 4.4 and below to still support App World 1.1
  • App World 2.0 app is smaller than 1.1 (in KB). This is due to dropped 4.4 and below support as well as general optimizations
  • Improved image caching so there will be icons and apps when you load it up right away
  • New BBM-style menu hierarchy categories with a new themes section (the whole system is called top 25). The top menu items are: Recently Updated, New, Top Free, Top Paid, and Themes.

App World is now available in 65 countries worldwide and in six languages. RIM boasts over a million downloads per day which is really good considering it’s relatively new to the space. Join the beta zone at blackberry.com/beta and hopefully you’ll get your invite.