Looks like around the board Smartphone users spent less on paid apps in 2010. Prices for paid applications on app stores fell by about 16 percent in 2010, and free applications that make money off in-app purchases grew increasingly popular when compared to 2009, according to a new report by Distimo.
The prices for BlackBerry applications fell 24 percent. Android applications were actually 1 percent more expensive in 2010 across the entire marketplace. The prices of the top 100 applications across all marketplaces fell by around 28 percent.
Entertainment-focused applications were the most popular on the BlackBerry app marketplace. Paid BlackBerry applications grew by 268 percent, while free applications just etched that at 274 percent. While not as much as percentage growth as the Android Marketplace, they are still good numbers for BlackBerry App World. Let's hope that QNX can bring us those media rich apps to beef up the BB App World.