Smartphone Owners Pan BlackBerry App Store's Starting Price

RIM surprised a lot of people this week by announcing that apps sold in the soon-to-launch Blackberry App World online store will start at US$2.99 instead of competing with Apple's model, which allows 99 cent apps.
Blackberry developer forums have been relatively quiet about the announcement, but many smart phone owners have panned RIM's pricing structure, which starts with free apps, then jumps directly to $2.99 and tiers up in $1 increments until topping out at $9.99.

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