RIM launched BlackBerry App World a little over 3 years ago and it has grown steadily since. They just announced that they have served over 3 billion downloads from the official BlackBerry storefront. That does not include third party BlackBerry app stores and other sources and averages out to over 2.5 million downloads a day from App World. It took RIM 786 days to hit the first billion downloads and 210 to hit the second with this last billion taking 176 days. RIM also let out that there are now over 90,000 apps from over 28,000 App World vendors.
Check out the details over at the BlackBerry DevBlog. I wonder when they will hit their next billion? I think they could get there faster if they added coupon/promo codes. (Pretty please?)