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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-26-2009
My Device: Curve 8320 Titanium

Re: Need help downloading Blackberry App World onto computer

let me clarify what I just said:  no data plan, no downloading app world onto your blackberry by ANY means.  period.  can't use wi-fi, can't use USB, nothing - you MUST subscribe to a data plan either through your wireless company or through blackberry or you can't use app world.

 

which is why I say fail.

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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎09-22-2009
My Device: Curve

Re: Need help downloading Blackberry App World onto computer

I am soo confused! What is a data plan? like what does it consist of? I have wireless internet or w.e. and i can d/l anything...it doesnt cost me extra...so i am confused
Guru I
Posts: 19,017
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Passport, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: Bouygues _ SFR

Re: Need help downloading Blackberry App World onto computer

hello AshleyB21.

I wil summarize all the previous messages :

AppWorld is an application that you install on your device. Once installed, you need a working Paypal account with a valid credit card attached, and you need what is called a "BlackBerry Data Plan", which is a specific subscription that you can buy at your carrier. a regular web plan is not always enough (it depends on the carrier).

to install AppWorld on your device, you can either directly download it from the browser inside your BlackBerry, or use a specific feature of Windows Internet Explorer (in that case you need to tether your device to your PC).

for ease of use, you can browse AppWord from a computer, and when you find an application you like, you can click on the "send email" button so that you get a specific link on your BlackBerry, that enables you to install the application through the AppWorld.


AppWorld requires a data plan and do not work through Wi-Fi.

If you want to install applications using Wi-Fi, you can use another store like Mobihand or bplay or Handango or getJAR.



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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎09-22-2009
My Device: Curve

Re: Need help downloading Blackberry App World onto computer

Yes, I understand all of that. But I want to be able to get App World onto my computer! so that I can then put it onto my BB. I know that I have to have my BB plugged into the USB on my computer...but it is not letting me put it onto my computer in the first place! That is my dilema.

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Posts: 19,017
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Passport, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: Bouygues _ SFR

Re: Need help downloading Blackberry App World onto computer


AshleyB21 wrote:

But I want to be able to get App World onto my computer!


you can't.


AshleyB21 wrote:

so that I can then put it onto my BB.


You can't.


AshleyB21 wrote:

I know that I have to have my BB plugged into the USB on my computer...but it is not letting me put it onto my computer in the first place!


Please re-read my message.

  • you can install AppWorld directly using the BlackBerry, and without a PC.
  • you can install AppWorld using a PC-Windows, through Internet Explorer (technically it uses an ActiveX). It will not install AppWorld on your PC at all.



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Posts: 57,241
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: PRIV (6.0.1/AAF518), Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.2813), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Need help downloading Blackberry App World onto computer


Xandrex wrote:
  • you can install AppWorld using a PC-Windows, through Internet Explorer (technically it uses an ActiveX). It will not install AppWorld on your PC at all.

And just to elaborate a little more, the only function the PC serves in this method is as a conduit between the RIM website and the BB...nothing concerning AppWorld gets installed to the PC...nothing. The only thing that might install to the PC is the ActiveX controller which faciliates the PC being the conduit. But AppWorld itself exists only on the BB.



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