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RIM Confirms Lower Price Tiers For BlackBerry Apps

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Price tiers used by developers decreased ahead of BlackBerry 10 launch.

Ahead of the launch of BlackBerry 10, RIM has said that it'll offer lower price tiers for the platform's apps.

Research In Motion has launched a revised global pricing plan in its BlackBerry World store. The latest pricing tiers will integrate currency exchange rates and value-added tax requirements, which will allow app prices to stay consistent around the globe.

The new pricing tiers are scheduled for a release initially in Europe, which will affect the euro and pound. RIM said it'll launch the updates to other currencies around the world soon after.

As the updates will be applied automatically, BlackBerry app developers are not required to take any action. That said, they'll have the option to adjust the pricing tier for their apps in any given country.

RIM provided a pair of examples on how the move will benefit consumers: the lowest pricing tier in the U.K. is currently 1 pound sterling; once the update is live, the lowest tier will become 75 pence. Changes to the euro, meanwhile, will be dependent on the country. In France, the lowest tier is currently .99 euros, which will drop to .89 euros once the update comes to fruition.

BlackBerry 10 will launch worldwide on January 30, with RIM set to announce the first smartphones powered by the platform on the same date.

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    Anonymous , January 29, 2013 9:46 AM
    They will still die. Unless the BB10 is really damn good, which I doubt. RIP RIM. My BB9360 is the worst phone I've ever used...
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    Murissokah , January 29, 2013 10:25 AM
    There is an app store for Blackberry? I thought BB OS was pretty much dead already.
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    redgarl , January 29, 2013 10:55 AM
    I hope Lenovo and RIM will do a partnership. I want them to succeed.
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    jacobdrj , January 29, 2013 12:16 PM
    I hope they succeed. But they don't seem to understand their market at all...
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    master9716 , January 29, 2013 12:18 PM
    They are dead and nothing that they can do will revive them. To bad for Lenovo - It was their own fault they failed though , They should have kept the name and just installed android os .
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    rebel1280 , January 29, 2013 2:18 PM
    ankit0x1hope u all guyz are wrong....i believe it will succeed, if it wins ,consumers will win...stiff competitions, better OS

    I dont know man, how much better can you make a GUI? I think MS did pretty awesome with live tiles but other than that, they are all basically the same thing. What we need is not innovation on the OS side but on the usability and battery side. Just an example, a clear strap bracelet like device that when give a specific voice command lights up and looks just like iOS (for simplicity sake) and somehow uses kinetic energy to stay charged. A vast majority of phones are what 4-5 inches, rectangular and you press icons to do stuff. Maybe something along those same lines but use it on the forearm like a QB does (just not as thick) but also has a pico projector. These are the things i would like to see brought to light. Not another rectangular device with icons that i have to put in my pocket.
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    rebel1280 , January 29, 2013 2:23 PM
    Examples of progress of which i spoke woooo!
    http://www.concept-phones.com/?s=bracelet+phone
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    walter87 , January 29, 2013 9:57 PM
    trankhanhvinhanThey will still die. Unless the BB10 is really damn good, which I doubt. RIP RIM. My BB9360 is the worst phone I've ever used...

    Of all BB phones you're using a Curve model which has the lowest specs of any BB, which arent that high to begin with...

    master9716They are dead and nothing that they can do will revive them. To bad for Lenovo - It was their own fault they failed though , They should have kept the name and just installed android os .


    Your not that bright are you. Lenovo recently said in an interview they may think about a merger or buyout of RIM. RIM still is a separate company and not owned by anyone else.


    Clearly these android or apple fanboys calling for the competition to die know nothing about technology. If you remove competition, then you lose in the end. When you get a monopoly or duolopy, innovation slows down and you don't get the same aggressive competing market that puts pressure on companies to make significant advances in technology.

    Truth be told, if it wasn't for the surprise of the initial iPhone in 2007, we likely would not have seen another alternative (android) and the spec race that ensued. The original iPhone was a wake-up call for a lot of phone companies.
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