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Breaking Down BlackBerry App World’s 15,000+ Apps


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According to RIM’s social media team, BlackBerry App World has recently surpassed 15,000 apps. But is this number really indicative of the number of true “applications” that are in App World? Lets take a look at how the numbers break down:
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Cyber Monday and Tuesday: Over 25 Apps for 50% Off


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Today and Tuesday we’re running a promotion for the top selling BlackBerry apps by category. There are over 25 apps to choose from and they’re all on sale. Some of the Cyber Monday and Tuesday deals include: Tether, SmrtGuard, SmartWiFi, GPS Guru, Xobni, PocketDay Pro, Pinball Deluxe, and more.

Use this link to head over to the Mobile Heist landing page.

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Distimo Report Shows Falling App Prices But May Be Innacurate



The Distimo report covers all the major smartphone app stores and reports on some of the trends happening in terms of prices, downloads and user behavior. For developers, Distimo has a really useful app reporting service called Distimo Monitor, which tracks your apps downloads and purchases, and provides you with a nice visualization of your numbers. Hit the jump for some facts from the report:
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Bplay Black Friday Sale Starts Early: 40% Off All Games, Themes and Apps


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Bplay has started their Black Friday sale early with 40% off all games, themes and apps with the coupon code BLACK (use it before you check out). I’m sure many of you in the US are enjoying Thanksgiving dinner right about now and can’t be bothered shopping, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t get our shop on. Happy Deals and Meals!

Head over to Bplay.com and use the coupon code “BLACK”.

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Have a BlackBerry Torch? Get Some Cool Apps for It


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The BlackBerry Torch has been out for some time now and it’s a pretty cool device. The combination of a touchscreen, keyboard and trackpad makes for some quality app interaction. There are around 277 apps right now in the BlackBerryCool Store that are both free and paid, and compatible with BlackBerry 6 and the Torch.

The list of Torch apps available for your device include everything from social networking, to navigation, to financial planning tools. There is a new landing page for Torch apps so check it out and see what you like.

Check out the Torch apps landing page for your desktop.
Check out the Torch apps landing page for your mobile.

Read our review of the BlackBerry Torch.

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Report: BlackBerry Apps Represent Increase in Developer Mix for Ad Platform


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Millennial Media, an independent mobile ad network that reaches 82% of the US mobile audience, has released their monthly Mobile Mix report tomorrow. The report contains details on the different leading mobile devices, operating systems, developer categories and more. There are some interesting BlackBerry related figures such as the fact that the current report shows BlackBerry apps represented 11% of the US Developer Platform Usage Mix. This was an increase of 9%, and represents the increased importance app developers are placing on the BlackBerry platform.

Other relevant key points include:

  • The Android OS continued its huge growth on the Millennial network, and grew another 47% month-over-month. Since January, Android has grown 690%. Android also officially became the number two OS on the Millennial network (surpassing RIM)
  • Apple ad requests increased 24% month-over-month and are up 15% since January.
  • iPad ad requests grew 327% month-over-month.
  • Shopping and retail apps entered into the top 10 Mobile App Channels, perhaps reflecting a potential back-to-school trend.
  • Smartphones and connected devices increased their impression share 7%, and now represent 68% of the total impression share. This is an example of the continued demand consumers have for a rich media experience they cannot get on a feature phone.

Download the report from Millennial Media to get the full details.

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