BlackBerry users are happy to get an easier way to find and download software that adds power to their smartphones. The launch of the BlackBerry App World should help discourage defections to other phones with their own software services, most notably the iPhone.
I spoke this weekend with WTOP about how the new App World isn't quite as slick as the iPhone App Store. I found it hard to even get the BlackBerry software downloaded to get started shopping.
Other users have reported the service appears sluggish and that it drops connections. But BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has already updated the store twice with new software that aims to fix some of the issues.