Pakistan BlackBerry App World now fully accessible
It’s been a long time coming but the BlackBerry App World is now finally fully accessible in Pakistan. It has now been officially launched there following the scenario in February where it was launched but then pulled within one day.
Let’s hope there’s not a repeat of what happened then when there was an overload of traffic by people eager for free downloads, leading to the abrupt shutdown of BlackBerry’s official app marketplace. At the time RIM officials said the BlackBerry App World had never actually been officially launched in Pakistan due to some technical problems. The shutdown aggravated many users though who had already had to tolerate BlackBerry Messenger outages in 2011 but had received no compensation as users in other regions did.
News of the app store now being officially available came to us from Tribune.com, sourced from ProPakistani. RIM’s strategic channel partner in the region, EMS, issued the official statement regarding the new launch. BlackBerry’s App World was initially launched in 2009 in the UK, the US and Canada offering a range of mobile apps for BlackBerry smartphones. News of its new accessibility in Pakistan means it is now available in more than 130 countries, spanning 14 languages and using 26 currencies.
There are now more than 70,000 apps available from the App World and more than 6 million apps a day are downloaded from users across the globe. If you’re new to the BlackBerry App World you may want to look at a video that we’ve embedded below this story. Are you in Pakistan and keen to use BlackBerry App World? If so is it all working smoothly for you after the official launch or have you noticed any problems so far? We always appreciate readers’ comments so why not let us know