It was announced at the BlackBerry Jam Americas 2012 conference that BlackBerry App World would be updated. The App World will no longer just provide access to games and apps, now you will be able to purchase music, TV shows and movies all in one place. These purchases can be made via your Blackberry ID using paypal, credit card or through your mobile carrier billing. The new BlackBerry App World will also work as part of the BlackBerry Balance â„¢ technology. With this feature you can have separate App World for your personal and work systems. This makes it easy for organizations to provide and recommend apps for their employees.
Check out the video below for a demo.
Today was the big day, BlackBerry Jam Americas 2012 conference was held in San Jose, California. This conference, formerly the BlackBerry Developer Conference, showcased the BlackBerry 10 platform that will release in 2013. In the keynote speech delivered by RIMâ€™s CEO Thorsten Heins, the Blackberry 10 is described as having the â€œprocessing power close to a laptop.â€
Here are a few highlights:
Check out the following video where they demo the Peek function (starting at about 2.00), accessibility of the Blackberry Hub (at 3.00), calendar function (at 5.00), BBM (at 7.40), BBM and the AWESOME multi-language text predictions (at 9.15), Blackberry Balance for separation of personal and work OS (at 10.55). Such a great demo video!
Seriously an exciting day for mobile phone users! A new mobile phone experience courtesy of RIM & BB10! Shall we start a count down?
Some exciting news for us playbook enthusiasts out there. Sega of America has finally decided to hand over the first Sonic the Hedgehog game to App World for the playbook. You can now race at lightning speeds through levels just like you would on your Sega game gear (remember that huge chunky thing… it was awesome!!!).Â The game will set you back $6.99 which, might be a bit steep, however you can’t put a price on all the memories this will bring back. Make sure to check back for a full written review. Here is a quick description of what you can expect from the long awaited game.
The sequel fans have waited 16 years for is finally here – Sonic The Hedgehogâ„¢ 4 Episode I!
Featuring enhanced gameplay elements, including the classic Sonic Spin Dash, and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic 4 picks up right where Sonic and Knucklesâ„¢ left off.Â
Â 2 EXCLUSIVE LEVELS!!! Two exclusive levels built specifically for using the accelerometer.
Â NEW MOVES All of Sonic’s classic moves are available, including the newer Homing Attack which will add a new level ofÂ control and excitement.Â
Â CLASSIC SONIC STAGES Race through 4 unique zones containing 4 acts each as well as 7 special stages.Â
Â SPECIAL STAGES RETURN A staple of the Genesis-era games, the special stages return allowing fans to collect the 7 Chaos Emeralds and unlock Super Sonic.Â
Â REVAMPED CLASSIC BOSS BATTLES Dr. Eggman returns with new and improved mechas and will go berserk when he accumulates damage.