BlackBerry App World officially launched in Pakistan

The app store had gone down abruptly within a day after being accessible in Pakistan in February.


Web Desk May 01, 2012

BlackBerry’s official app marketplace – BlackBerry App World – has been made accessible in Pakistan once again after failing previously in February this year.

A statement issued by EMS – strategic channel partner of Research In Motion (RIM) for the region – stated that the official app store for BlackBerry users will now be available in Pakistan, reported ProPakistani.

The app store was made accessible in Pakistan earlier this year, but went down abruptly within a day. Officials at RIM had said that users in Pakistan started downloading free apps causing an overload of traffic.

According to officials, the accessibility of the store in Pakistan was not officially announced by RIM as it had a few technical problems.

The abrupt shutdown of the app store had come as a disappointment to users in the country who had earlier experienced BlackBerry Messenger outages last year and were not compensated like users in other countries.

After being launched in Pakistan, the availability of BlackBerry App World spreads to over 130 countries, in 14 languages and is supported by more than 26 currencies.

The app store was first launched in April 2009 in US, Canada and UK, and allows users to download a range of mobile applications available for BlackBerry smartphones.

COMMENTS (8)

Interconnect Partners | 9 years ago | Reply

Mr Babar Khan CEO EMS Strategic partner RIM it is important to clarify this situation. After years if the Apps World is lit., with all the imaginations of the starved users, todays competitive era and situation where BlackBerry stands with a candidate for M&A. Continent Asia and the Middle East region is the only region in the world which is loyal with BB. Recent annual conference in Orlando for luring the developers worldwide is the area where Pakistan, India will deliver the hopes and dreams of the company and the users. Please organise a press release via the regulatory authority of Pakistan and thru the Ministry of IT& Telecom before the World Telecom. & Information Society Day May 17, 2012 where it probably get serious attention.

Denny Morgan | 9 years ago | Reply

"BB will be merged into Android, last ditch efforts from RIM." This is rumor only the is NOT confirm by and authenticated resources.

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