BlackBerry App World Crossed 3 Billions Downloads
Although, BlackBerry is struggling in smartphone market, but there is a good news from app world. BlackBerry has just announced that its app market now has more than 3 billion apps downloads from BlackBerry app world.
If you think that these numbers are not impressive, you should know that last announcement was made back in April when RIM has announced 2 billion app downloads. Getting more than 1 billion app downloads in just 2 months is really impressive growth.
RIM said, “three billion app downloads averages out to over 2.5 million downloads each day. What’s even more important – and impressive – is that the number of daily downloads continues to increase. It took 786 days to reach the one billion mark, 210 days to reach two billion, and only 176 days to reach the three billion number.”
One more thing to note that these number are only for official BlackBerry Store. It does not include downloads from third party stores. There are many third party stores which offers BlackBerry apps for downloading directly from the web.
RIM has also announced that BlackBerry app store has more than 90,00 apps to download. While it was only 70,000 three months back. Moreover, RIM insisted to thanks those more than 28,000 BlackBerry App World vendors and the app store’s team for this notable achievement.
RIM has also announced that it has around around 78 million BlackBerry subscribers. But these numbers are decreasing due to many service outage problems in past. Company is trying its best to increase subscribers. But most of its efforts failed. Its tablet Playbook was also fail to attract users and lost market share. For Indian subscribers, company had also cut the price but low cost Indian companies got more attention of users.
RIM is also working on BlackBerry 10 OS which was earlier expected to hit the market by the end of the this year. Later RIM announced that it will come in the first quarter of next year.