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RIM’s BlackBerry App World Tops Three Billion Downloads

Some good news for Research In Motion amid the unceasing torrent of bad. BlackBerry App World, the company’s answer to Apple’s iTunes App Store and Google Play, has reached a milestone worth celebrating: It has served up three billion downloads since its debut in 2009 — a billion of those in the last six months alone.

Now, that’s nowhere near the number of downloads claimed by RIM’s rivals — the iTunes App store passed 25 billion earlier this year. And RIM tells me the number does include theme and wallpaper apps, along with productivity apps, games and the like. But it’s a decent enough metric, given the company’s late arrival to the smartphone apps party and its struggles of late.

Two-and-a-half-million downloads per day may pale in comparison to the download numbers Apple and Google are racking up, but it’s likely more than you’d expect.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik