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    BlackBerry App World, Launch April 1st?

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    According to BusinessWeek RIM's co-CEO Mike Lazaridis is expected to announce the opening of the App World on April 1st at CTIA. There has been a lot of discussion of the App World pricing structure, it will be interesting to see how well it is recieved.

    From BusinessWeek:

    "On Apr. 1, Mike Lazaridis, co-CEO of Research in Motion, is expected to take the stage at the wireless industry's annual trade show in Las Vegas and open the virtual doors to a much anticipated new online store. BlackBerry App World will be chock-full of software programs created by outside developers that visitors will be able to download to their RIM phones.
    It's the first of several major assaults by rivals on Apple's fast-*growing iPhone business. Apple has stoked demand for the device by offering thousands of software applications from independent developers through its App Store. Now, Nokia, Microsoft, and Palm plan to follow RIM with virtual software stores of their own this year. "There's going to be a significant counter-*challenge to Apple," says Mike McGuire, analyst with researcher Gartner"

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    Hope its not an early april fools joke

    Intersted to see this.
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    Still don't get your hopes up too high.
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    APRIL 1st JUST MAY NOT BE AN APRIL FOOLS from RIM.... we just might get lucky on April 1st without effort......

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    Many things have been announced in the past that were supposed to happen on April 1st, but all have been jokes or pranks just to get people's attention.

    But i doubt very much that this is another prank, especially from a reputable company like RIM. I am sure everyone is excited to see this launch come to pass.
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    Even so (and you're prob right), you'd think 4/1 would be a day to stay away from due to skepticism.
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    Exactly my point
    Define irony: A bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song that was sung by a band that got killed on a plane. - By a man who is in a movie about those very idiots dancing on the plane he was on.

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    Well since this is not a press release from RIM, but an article from businessweek, who knows? It says he's "expected"....could be rumor, we'll just have to wait for the day, or for a flat out denial from RIM.
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    Once I see and dl the newest official OS for my phone, then I might be more interested in the App World launch. Enough waiting already!

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    Would be nice for it to launch on 4/1 but it seems like a good April Fool's Joke to me. Guess we'll see!!!

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    Well still try not getting your hopes up to high incase it does go south. Atleast its only a few days away.
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    Its officially up and running!!
    http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/appworld/

    I've already downloaded it and its pretty sweet!!
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    ^^ its pretty sweet!
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    Shazam is available

    Is it free or subject ot the $3 minimum?

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