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BlackBerry App World Launches in the Philippines

Now I’m more motivated to get my own BlackBerry phone soon! Research In Motion (RIM) today announced that BlackBerry App World™ is now available to BlackBerry® smartphone* customers in the Philippines, bringing together a broad mix of free mobile applications!

Customers can now download BlackBerry App World directly to their smartphone by visiting www.blackberry.com/appworld or mobile.blackberry.com.

Popular BlackBerry App World applications available in the Philippines include:

BlackBerry® Messenger

  • New Group Functionality – You can easily create or join a group of people in order to stay connected and share experiences in real-time. You can chat and share location updates, address books, calendars, photos, lists and more. A single group can contain up to 30 members.
  • Bar-code Identity – Automatically invite a new contact to join your BlackBerry Messenger contact list by scanning a special bar code on the BlackBerry Messenger screen of their BlackBerry smartphone (i.e. you scan their bar code identity using the camera on your BlackBerry smartphone).
  • Avatar – Users can set up a display picture as their personal avatar, which will automatically be seen by their contacts. BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 also populates avatars for contacts from BlackBerry Contacts
  • Large Media File Transfer – With BlackBerry Messenger 5.0, users can share large media files of up to 6MB in size, including higher resolution pictures and longer voice notes.

Facebook® for BlackBerry Smartphones

Stay connected to your Facebook account with this app and post updates to your wall right from your BlackBerry phone.

Flickr® for BlackBerry Smartphones

Free app that is designed to offer the same features and functions as the desktop computer version allows you to upload photos to your Flickr account straight from your BlackBerry phone.

Other global apps now available are Bloomberg Mobile; Flixster; Chum Radio; Kaglom; Three Squared Demo; WorldMate Live: Travel Like a Pro; and Goal.com.

BlackBerry users in the Philippines can now marvel and enjoy the world of BB apps available directly from RIM instead of doing hacks or something else. Enjoy!

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