BlackBerry App World has now been officially released. Along with the ability for developers to make apps priced at $.99 and $1.99 (below the original $2.99 minimum), you can now charge apps to a credit card and to your cell phone bill via your carrier (provided that they allow this). They have also included BlackBerry ID as a way to tie all your apps to your device and makes it super easy to change the any and all activation codes when you switch devices.
Via Blackberry App World:
Credit Card Payment Option: With the new BlackBerry App World, customers are able to purchase applications using major credit cards, including Visa and MasterCard. Carrier billing may also be supported by certain carriers.
Easier Application Discovery: BlackBerry App World adds new tabbed sections for various applications lists. 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 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 and download its page.
BlackBerry ID: BlackBerry ID provides customers with a device-independent identification (ID) for 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.
All App World users will receive notification of the upgrade within a few hours.
Keep an eye out on www.blackberry.com/appworld for the update