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BlackBerry App World in more African countries

Research In Motion (RIM) has rolled out its BlackBerry App World applications service to 27 more markets, including four in Africa. The service is now also available in Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. The applications portal now serves over BlackBerry users in over 100 markets worldwide.

RIM says BlackBerry smartphone users are downloading more than 2 million apps per day from BlackBerry App World on average and there are over 20 000 BlackBerry apps available.

“ There is high demand for BlackBerry apps and we’ re delighted to be opening up the BlackBerry App World online store to customers in an additional 27 markets today,” said Alan Brenner, Senior Vice President, BlackBerry Platform, Research In Motion. “ It’ s never been easier to develop apps for BlackBerry smartphones and we look forward to seeing the rich catalogue of personal and business oriented  apps continue to grow.”  

The BlackBerry App World online store is available for all BlackBerry smartphones with a trackball, trackpad or touch screen running BlackBerry OS (device software) 4.5 or higher. Customers can download BlackBerry App World through their computer or directly from their smartphone by visiting www.blackberry.com/appworld or mobile.blackberry.com.

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