I got a bit of good news that arrived in the mail three days ago — BlackBerry App World is now available in the Philippines. RIM’s presence in Manila is sure paying off. We’re seeing great support for BlackBerry products and the rollout is happening quite fast. I was hesitant to buy into the BlackBerry experience after it took ages for my Pearl to be serviced (a 6 month wait turned to more than 2 years) but I think this time, it’s going to be harder to resist buying into the BlackBerry experience as the support mechanisms are rolled out.
N.B. Downloading BlackBerry App World doesn’t mean that you could not download apps before. Unlike the iPhone, which NEEDS the iTunes Store as an exclusive conduit, BlackBerry users can download apps directly from a central hub with App World or directly from developer websites.
Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.