I have no problem seeing free applications out there monetizing. Even if that means having advertisements within their application such as UberTwitter. The whole world complained once it got advertisements which was ridiculous as a premium $4.99 version was available ad-free. Developers need and deserve to make their money somehow. Pop-up ads wouldn’t be so savvy, as that’s how it looks to be in the sketch above. As PC gets spyware and Macs stay safe (for the most part), is RIM going to be the new PC? I sure hope not. That’s one way to look at it if you look too much into the sketches. This can’t be totally bad and can actually have a positive influence on BlackBerry and its users.
On the other hand, this could be really good as you know Apple does cater to its app developers more than RIM does. These are all just sketches, and may appear as pop-ups to us now, but may really indeed be legitimate and not so spammy. If RIM provides the passages and availability of advertisements for application developers, we’ll be seeing more applications come as they’ll have easier ways to monetize. What are your thoughts on this?
We don’t know how accurate this information is as we just got a hat tip from Ricky (who also let us know about the T-Mobile UK Storm2). The source seems to be from Go Rumors, but we can’t back up any other sources but RIM for any credibility. What are your thoughts on having pop-ups on your BlackBerry? Below is another sketch showing further advertisement plans.
UPDATE: BBLeaks also confirms the images to be accurate and from RIM.
-by Mac Jadalhack