RIM's BlackBerry App World adds 27 markets worldwide, hits 20,000 app milestone

Research in Motion has, at one fell swoop, has made its growing BlackBerry App World available in 27 additional markets, including some more major countries like Sweden, Russia, and the Czech Republic, as well as some smaller ones, including Nigeria, Kenya, and Croatia.

In addition, the venerable tech titan has broke new ground with a milestone 20,000 apps now available for its lineup of BlackBerry smartphones. Certainly less than competitors like Apple's iPhone and Google's Android, despite being around much longer, but RIM has always affirmed that it believes in quality over quantity. BlackBerry users are downloading more than 2 million apps per day.

"There is high demand for BlackBerry apps and we're delighted to be opening up the BlackBerry App World online store to customers in an additional 27 markets today," said Alan Brenner, senior vice president of the BlackBerry platform for Research In Motion. "It's never been easier to develop apps for BlackBerry smartphones and we look forward to seeing the rich catalog of personal and business oriented apps continue to grow."

The BlackBerry App World has continued to improve in the face of rising competition, including handy features like automatic notifications when an app can be updated, barcode scanning to quickly access apps, and the desktop storefront so you can surf the App World on your big screen.

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