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It may be 48,000 shy of Apple's App Store, but the BlackBerry App World is making waves three and a half months post-launch.  Despite a few bugs at launch, the store stands at about 2,000 applications, a respectable number and a great thing for North American BlackBerry users.  The App World is set to launch in in Italy, France, Germany, andSpain later this month, and the number of applications will most likely rise when they go live, according to Jeff McDowell, vice president of global alliances.

Though download numbers haven't been announced as of yet, the company was "very happy" with the results, McDowell added.  The inevitable question of whether the App World will catch up with the Apple App Store doesn't seem to worry RIM.  "Whether it's 40,000 or 2,000 [apps], you've still got a broad range of choice," he said.  Anyone disagree?


Source: Engadget Mobile


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