World on the web has gotten around this morning that BlackBerry AppWorld 3.0 will be released on Monday August 22nd. I have been beta testing it for a few weeks now, and it is the upgrade that AppWorld has needed. The program in beta is still not perfect, but a nice upgrade from 2.0. Hopefully RIM has a build that had not been released to the Betazone, with some of the issues fixed.
Here is the email with details:
Please be advised that App World 3.0 is scheduled to release on August 22*. Product Features: Tons of high-performing apps to choose from At the sleek new BlackBerry® App World™ storefront, you’ll discover incredible apps, games, and themes. Personalize your smartphone so it’s truly your own, Discover new, exciting apps and content – right from your home screen The whole experience is now enhanced and streamlined to help you discover the latest and greatest apps and content. It all starts right on the home screen of BlackBerry App World, where rotating banners show off all that’s new and exciting. Keep tabs on your apps, with My World When you download an app, it’s stored digitally in your own personal storage folder called My World. So if you delete an app accidentally or upgrade to a new BlackBerry smartphone, you can wirelessly re-install the apps you’ve bought at no additional costs. Log in to the BlackBerry App World storefront with your BlackBerry ID When you download an app, it’s stored digitally in your own personal storage folder called My World. Search for and buy apps in more ways In addition to PayPal™, you can pay for apps using credit cards—including Visa®, MasterCard®, and American Express®—or charge them straight to your wireless bill. Scan app barcodes Any time you come across a barcode associated with a BlackBerry® app you’re interested in, just scan it, and BlackBerry® App World™ storefront will find it for you. “