BlackBerry App World has just crossed the 200o BlackBerry applicatoin threshold and, later this month, will be available to BlackBerry users in Italy, France, Germany and Spain. The problem for RIM is that App World is still pretty lame, if you ask me.
The only reason that RIM came out with BlackBerry App World was because of the success of Apple’s App Store, which just turned a year old by the way. If you are going to emulate the App Store, emulate the App Store. Give me an interface that is easy to search, $0.99 downloads, and the ability to buy applications from my desktop.
I don’t expect App World to host the ridiculous number of BlackBerry applications that the App Store does for the iPhone and the iPod, but, at least make the application pleasent to use.