BlackBerry World

During BlackBerry’s developer conference BlackBerry Jam which took place in Hong Kong on Thursday, Alec Saunders, vice President for Developer Relations announced that there were now more than 130,000 applications close to seven months after the release of the newest BlackBerry OS – BB10. He also compared the growth of BlackBerry World with that of Google’s play store and Apple’s app store. He said at a similar stage in their life cycles, the number of apps in Apple’s iTunes App Store and Google’s Play store stood at 17,500 and 2,908 respectively.

The total number of applications for BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry 7 combined now stood at 256,668, says Saunders. Customers of 70 carriers across 46 countries can now use direct carrier billing for buying apps and other content on BlackBerry World as well as in-app purchases. Saunders also revealed that the company would be rolling out the BlackBerry 10.2 OS update sometime next month.

Source: NDTV Gadgets