Barely two weeks after confirming its BlackBerry 10 launch on the 30th of January, Research In Motion is now alluding that more than 50 of its carrier partners around the world are implementing the integration of carrier billing on its BlackBerry App World. Today’s announcement, which is expected to benefit carriers, developers, and customers, marks a significant milestone for the BlackBerry maker. The move will allow BlackBerry customers to purchase apps or digital goods on their BlackBerry smartphone, and simply and conveniently have the purchases put directly on their regular monthly bill from their carrier.
And since it is integrated with RIM’s BlackBerry Payment Service, developers as well as content providers can now offer in-app purchases and subscriptions seamlessly without the any interruptions. Apparently RIM’s decision came after a data revealed how app purchases increased when carrier billing was offered, with the average carrier revenues from apps rising between 100 percent to 300 percent. “We’re delighted to announce that over 50 of our carrier partners are now offering integrated carrier billing to customers on BlackBerry App World. We remain committed to developing innovative ways to support our carrier partners, while providing a platform that benefits the whole mobile ecosystem,” said Ronjon Nag, Vice President for RIM’s BlackBerry App World.