Philippine BlackBerry users can now enjoy everything the App World has to offer including paid apps after Research In Motion announced updates to BlackBerry App World in Asia. New features in BlackBerry App World, which is available for download today, include a credit card payment option, enhanced discovery and search capabilities, and a new user identification system called BlackBerry ID.
Here’s what’s new with the BlackBerry App World:
Credit Card Payment Option
With the new BlackBerry App World, customers will be able to purchase applications using major credit cards, including Visa and MasterCard.
Easier Application Discovery
BlackBerry App World adds new tabbed sections for various lists of applications. Users can horizontally swipe or scroll to quickly view the Top 25 Free Apps, Top 25 Paid Apps and Top 25 Themes, as well as lists of the Newest Apps and Recently Updated Apps.
QR barcode scanning is also supported, allowing users to scan a QR code associated with an application from anywhere – the web, print ads, brochures, etc. BlackBerry App World will quickly find the related application and automatically open the application’s information and download page.
BlackBerry ID provides customers with a device-independent user identification (ID) used with BlackBerry App World. It enables credit card payments and allows customers to seamlessly transfer their personal library of free and purchased apps when they switch to a new BlackBerry smartphone.
Customers in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand can now download the new BlackBerry App World directly to their smartphone by visiting www.blackberry.com/appworld or mobile.blackberry.com.