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BlackBerry App World Desktop Commerce Now Live!

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We got confirmation that BlackBerry App World desktop commerce was coming back at the BlackBerry Developer Conference and it’s now live. The new App World site allows you to purchase and download free apps as well as sync your device so that your apps are synced with the site.

Currently, only Windows is supported and the site supports a few types of billing including PayPal, credit card or carrier billing. To get started with the new site, you’ll need to install a 1MB MSI App World installer.

Head over to App World and check it out.

BlackBerryCool Roundup: PlayBook, BlackBerry Torch, QNX OS, Conferences and More

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We haven’t done a post roundup in a while so here is a giant roundup the size of China. Scan the links, and see if there’s anything you might have missed. I guarantee you that there is a gem in there somewhere that will brighten your weekend.

This roundup has links from two conferences - the BlackBerry Developer Conference and CTIA, as well as all the relevant information about the BlackBerry PlayBook, QNX OS and a ton of apps new to the BlackBerry world. Hit the jump and enjoy!
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CTIA 2010 Final Impressions: The PlayBook Could Have Been the Hottest Thing Here

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This year’s CTIA was impressive on many levels: the innovation, the people, and the parties. All of these affirm the fact that CTIA is one of the world’s premier mobile conferences.

While RIM may have dropped the ball, it is promising to see how so many companies are building out their products and services to leverage the BlackBerry ecosystem.

App testing companies like Mob4Hire and DeviceAnywhere did a great job of letting the development and business community know that there are effective alternatives to in-house testing which can expedite time-to-market and better an overall app experience. Carriers from all around the world were working the show floor to investigate the latest and greatest the CTIA exhibitors had to offer. Accessory manufacturers, outsourcing firms, development agencies, financial service firms, and VC’s were abound in great numbers further promoting the fact that the future of mobile is friendly.
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Foursquare’s Lead Developer Pete Nofelt Talks DEVCON and More

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Pete Nofelt, the lead developer of the foursquare app for BlackBerry, was on the BlackBerry Developer Blog talking about the DEVON Challenge, his session, and the future of foursquare. It’s not obvious what the best part of the interview was: the cute girls with hoola-hoops and skin-tight yoga outfits or Pete talking about how they recently implemented Push Notifications. Either way, Pete has a cute haircut.

CTIA 2010: Where is the BlackBerry Presence?

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So as CTIA winds down I can’t help but wonder where RIM is? The theme of this CTIA is enterprise and applications. The majority of enterprise devices are BlackBerrys and RIM is trying to increase their reputation regarding apps. It seems like such a natural fit. The reality is they don’t even have a booth at the show. I’ve been investigating and all I could find was this gray, windowless, cubicle “meeting room” (MR-412). Now, I know they just held DEVCON last week but does that even matter?

As someone who is deeply tied to RIM and their success this is very frustrating. A typical excuse I’m hearing is that CTIA is not what it used to be…”Just look at the floor” some say. To this I say bollocks, the mobile industry is growing and at an incredible rate, all major handset manufacturers continue to show strong growth, and the outlook is great.
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