RIM will be updating the pricing tiers in all 148 markets on December 8th. The new price tier update includes updated currency exchange rates and integrates a weighted calculation of purchasing power. The update will be automatic and will not affect developers content, nor will they need to make any changes within the BlackBerry App World vendor portal.

Some cool facts about BlackBerry App World:

  • Available in 148 markets and growing
  • Over 50,000 apps available and growing
  • Over 13,000 Vendors
  • Carrier Billing available with 21 carriers in 16 countries and many more coming soon
  • Averaging Over 146 Million downloads per month
  • BlackBerry 7 Smartphones are generating 11x Higher Gross ARPU than BB 6 and BB 5 smartphones
  • In the first 2 months of availability, 216  BBM Connected Apps had 25+ million downloads
  • BlackBerry App World has more paid downloads per month than the Android Market (Evans Data Corporation, September 2011 Application Distribution Survey)