Research in Motion has launched a beta version of BlackBerry App World 2.0. The App World is basically BlackBerry’s answer to the Apple App Store. It allows you to find and download free and paid apps directly on your phone. RIM says 25 million people downloaded the original BlackBerry App World client. Starting today, you can grab the beta of the new version from the BlackBerry Beta Zone.
Among other changes, BlackBerry App World 2.0 includes:
- Support for carrier billing and credit cards (in addition to PayPal)
- A new category for themes
- A better search function
- Info about the apps you’ve already installed in the “My World” section
- Support for QR codes, which let you scan a barcode with your camera to open the download link
You can find out more about the new BlackBerry App World at the Inside BlackBerry blog.