Downloads keep growing
I can certainly understand if the fact that BlackBerry App World has racked up 3 billion downloads since launch comes as a surprise. RIM's BlackBerry smartphones are seeing popularity plummet in the face of competition from the iPhone and Android devices. RIM says that the rate of downloads is actually increasing.
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RIM says that it had an average 2.5 million downloads each day to reach the 3 billion mark. It took 786 days to reach 1 billion downloads, 210 additional days to reach 2 billion downloads, and 176 days more to reach 3 billion downloads.