BlackBerry announces BlackBerry 10

Last week saw BlackBerry announce its new platform and the two new phones that will be available to use with it. The Platform is known as BlackBerry 10 and is said to be aimed at the socially active person as everything is in one place at the swipe of a finger. The Platform BlackBerry 10 is dubbed as a “robust and reliable platform that is smooth and responsive”.

BlackBerry App World introduces carrier billing with 50 carriers

BlackBerry App World

Research In Motion (RIM) announced that more than 50 carriers have now implemented integrated carrier billing on the BlackBerry App World™ storefront for their customers. Integrated carrier billing enables a customer to purchase apps or digital goods on their BlackBerry smartphone, and simply and conveniently have the purchases put directly on their regular monthly bill from their carrier. Integrated carrier billing is also integrated with the BlackBerry Payment Service, which enables developers and content providers to offer in-app purchases (such as additional levels in a game), as well as supporting one-off and recurring (subscription-based) purchases, without interrupting the customer’s app experience.