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RIM Adds Gift Requests and Wi-Fi Shopping to App World 3.1

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Replying to:  wait, what? by Tofuchong   Dec 16, 2011, 10:35 PM

Re: wait, what?

by HawkeyeOC    Dec 17, 2011, 1:56 AM

Blackberry App World was always available over Wi-Fi, but the current version doesn't allow a blackberry sitting around with no BIS/BES data plan of some sort from a carrier to access App World over Wi-Fi. Past versions did. Now they have gone back to allowing it.

For someone who has a data plan this would only be a problem if you didn't have any cell signal and you were desperate to access app world. Something that I have yet had happen to me in 3 plus years of owning Blackberries and being on Verizon.

As far as RIM being far behind, it's a matter of perspective. I Just dumped an iphone4s because of how badly it handles POP email access with other computers. Something that RIM and their separate server network figured out years ago.

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