Comparing BlackBerry App World and Application Center

Article ID: KB17618

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 12-14-2011


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry World for BlackBerry OS 7 and earlier
  • BlackBerry App World™
  • BlackBerry® smartphones

The BlackBerry App World™ storefront and the Application Center are both applications that allow BlackBerry® smartphone users to download applications to their BlackBerry smartphone.

BlackBerry App World is managed by Research In Motion® (RIM®) working in conjuction with vendors and wireless service providers. BlackBerry smartphone users can use BlackBerry App World to download free or trial applications or purchase applications using their PayPal® accounts, credit cards, or wireless billing.

The Application Center allows BlackBerry smartphone users to find, browse, install, and upgrade third-party applications that have been selected by their wireless service providers. For more information on Application Center, see KB16141 .

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For more information on billing methods, refer to KB23717 .


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