BlackBerry App World goes Live in India

BlackBerry App World goes Live in India

RIM has launched Blackberry App World in India, enabling Blackberry users to use India specific apps on their phone. This may not sound exciting but in fact looking at the huge market potential India has for cell phones, it is indeed a great news for RIM. In India currently the wireless subscriber base is whooping 471.7 million as per Trai – Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, which is second largest cellphone market after China. With BlackBerry Curve 8520 already launched in India few months ago, this competitively priced smartphone looks very promising to convert Indian cellphone users to a smartphone consumers.

“Consumers in India can now easily discover and download a wide variety of applications, including a range of ‘made for India’ apps, directly from their BlackBerry smartphone.” says Frenny Bawa, Vice President, India, Research In Motion.

BlackBerry App World includes some India-specific applications at launch like Hungama MyPlay, CNBC TV18 Moneycontrol, Mundu Radio and Suprabhatam.

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4 Comments & Trackbacks
  1. vhooo

    500 million mobile users in India..that’s loootttt.!!!!

  2. Haresh

    When is 9700 india launch??
    Can we use GPRS for web surfing without opting for a data plan ??

    • BlackBerry Tune

      Exact date unknown!!, it depends on service providers like Bharti or Airtel and RIM.

      The Bold 9700 has an option to surf without the data plan through your local Wi-Fi connection. GPRS is through dataplan.

      • CarbonDhari

        Atleast give us the tentative date and 9700 price in INR so that we can plan our purchase accordingly.