Want to start using the next version of the app store for BlackBerry phones? Just head on over the the BlackBerry Beta Zone and download BlackBerry App World 3.0. While Research in Motion isn’t ready to take the beta label off just yet, the new app store is available for anyone with a supported device to use starting today.
So what’s new in version 3.0? There’s a new home screen that features a prominent search bar, spotlight banners which take you to featured apps in certain categories, and icons for the most popular categories including Games, Apps and Themes. You can sort search results or category listings by free, paid, recently updated, or new.
The detail pages for apps also allow you to swipe between different views so you can quickly move from a summary description to screenshots or user reviews.
BlackBerry App World 3.0 also allows you to share apps via BlackBerry Messenger, Twitter, or other social apps, manage your app subscriptions, and manage your payment options.