Research in Motion is now selling music, movies, and TV shows in the BlackBerry World store (which used to be called BlackBerry App World). The media sections of the store went live last night in advance of today’s launch of the BlackBerry 10 operating system for smartphones and tablets.
At launch, music and videos will only be available for purchase in the US, UK, and Canada. But if you happen to be in one of those regions, the prices seem to be competitive with those you’d find from Apple, Google, Amazon, and others.
Songs sell for about a dollar, albums go for around $10, TV episodes sell for about $1.99 each, and you can rent movies for around $4.99 (or purchase titles at higher prices).
You can preview songs before spending your hard-earned cash on them, or you can watch trailers for movies.
You don’t need a Blackberry device to browse the new BlackBerry World categories. Just visit the store using any web browser to check out the selection of music, movies, and TV shows.