RIM VP Jeff McDowell (hey, we know that guy) has confirmed in a recent interview that France, Germany, Italy, and Spain will indeed be getting the BlackBerry App World this month as previously speculated, while Brazil and India are next on the list. He also unabashedly tallied the number of apps at 2,000, up from 1,000 at launch. Too little compared to the ridonkulous iPhone selection? Not so, says McDowell: “I don’t think it matters whether it’s 40,000 or 2,000, you’ve still got a broad range of choice.” It’s true that for the end user, it gets to a point where there’s no difference, but it certainly acts as a barometer of developer interest and momentum for the channel as a whole. I wonder how much the recently-launched MobiHand mobile app store is doing in comparison… In any case, the last date we heard for the European App World was June 20th., about two weeks away.