January 30, 2013 7:16am
RIM made sure that all the bases were covered today as they made TV shows, Movies and Music available to download in BlackBerry World. Earlier this week RIM announced content distributors for each category and there was a mix of large and indie players – even some notable Canadian content. This new BlackBerry World is marketed as a BlackBerry users “one-stop shop for all of your mobile entertainment needs.”
As for prices, they’re competitive with Google Play and iTunes. Songs cost a minimim $1.29 (CDN) and albums are priced at $7.99 (CDN) and range to $12.99. Movies are broken down by category – action, comedy, drama, etc – and can either be rented or purchased. Movies costs a respectable $3.99 to rent, while buying a flick outright will cost as much as $19.99. TV shows are also category driven and are $2.49.
RIM previously noted that “BlackBerry World will include an extensive catalog of songs as well as movies and TV shows, with most movies coming to the store the same day they are released on DVD, and next day availability of many current TV series.”