Verizon Wireless announced that its mobile app store, V CAST Apps, is now available on select BlackBerry smartphones, including the BlackBerry Bold 9650, Storm2 9550, Curve 8530 and Tour 9630. Moreover, during the next couple of weeks, the service will be rolled out to more RIM-made devices like the Storm 9530 and Curve 8330.
As you may know, V CAST Apps works pretty much like any other app store out there, giving customers a one-click process to purchase games and applications. Verizon’s trick is in the direct billing, where you pay for the apps purchased through your monthly account.
Verizon Wireless will “send” all BlackBerry smartphones that use BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) an icon that links to V CAST Apps. Business customers using BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) will need to contact their business specialists for information about how to download V CAST Apps.
Finally, there’s also the V CAST Apps BLOCK feature for customers who do not want access to the apps in the storefront…