This is the next edition of What’s Cool in BlackBerry with BlackBerryCool: a short discussion with Rob Woodbridge and myself about what’s new this week in BlackBerry. This week, we talk about the launch of LinkedIn for BlackBerry, as well as the launch of the new BlackBerryCool SuperStore. Overall, the conversation is focused on the need for app stores, and what a good strategy is for BlackBerry app developers, given the large number of sales and distribution channels.
To celebrate the launch of the BlackBerryCool SuperStore, Mobihand and BlackBerryCool are giving away a 32GB WiFi Apple iPad, 5 Blueant V1 Bluetooth Headsets, or one of 25 copies each of BerryBuzz, Druglord Wars, and iBerry. The contest runs from Tuesday, March 30th through Monday, April 5th at 12:00PM CST.
There are two ways to enter the contest:
1 – You can participate directly from the BlackBerryCool SuperStore desktop page. Just visit store.blackberrycool.com/appstore from your desktop, and use the email option on the page.
2 – You can also participate on Twitter. All you have to do is Tweet the following:
@BlackBerryCool celebrates BlackBerry Superstore #storelaunch.Win an iPad+more.Details at http://bit.ly/d6C7pE. RT to enter.
Anyone who ReTweets your post is also entered to win so feel free to spread the love.
On top of this amazing giveaway, we’re also having a sale from now until April 5th, where all software purchases (apps, games and themes) are 20% off, regardless of where you purchase them from. Just use the coupon code “super” at the checkout.
The newest version of the BlackBerryCool on-device App Store has launched and it’s officially a SuperStore. The app store features 4 main categories including Apps, Themes, Games and Accessories. With a single click, you can enter the store and see the Deal-of-the-Day, bestsellers, specials, new products, browse by category, and search. This is a huge update as themes and apps are no longer grouped together, making the browsing experience much more enjoyable.
Once you have downloaded the App Store, no need to sort through software depending on your device. The app store automatically detects your device, and only serves you applications available for your model. The BlackBerryCool SuperStore also features, for each product type, a new “top grossing” product list. This means higher-priced products that sell relatively fewer units can earn a spot on the top-sellers lists. Other improvements to the store experience include some major performance enhancements.
Stay tuned because tomorrow morning we announce a HUGE contest to celebrate the official launch of the store.
To download the SuperStore OTA, visit http://store.blackberrycool.com/appstore.asp from your Browser.