RIM has announced that users have now downloaded apps from the BlackBerry App World more than 1 billion times. Although the news is positive, it highlights how far the BlackBerry platform has fallen behind its competitors. Apple just reported its 15 billionth download, and Android had more than 4.5 billion downloads as of May. In addition, while it took RIM two years to get 1 billion downloads, it took Apple just 9 months.
Currently, the BlackBerry App World sees about 3 million downloads per day.