RIM jumps on app-store bandwagon

Research in Motion (RIM) yesterday announced plans to offer an online application storefront, similar to the iPhone and Android app stores.

The store was announced at the first BlackBerry Developer Conference, held in California this week. 

The storefront will be launched in March 2009. App developers will be able to begin submitting content in December. RIM is in the process of wooing developers.

According to InformationWeek, RIM will take a 20% cut of all software sales, as compared to Apple's 30% cut from the iPhone app store.

Google has said it will not take a cut of any software sold on the Android marketplace.