RIM is working on upgrading the App World infrastructure for in app payments. In other words RIM is upgrading their servers for App World v2.1 Update
Here is a copy of the email the RIM sent out to developers:
“We are happy to announce that we are starting to launch the first phase of BlackBerry App World version 2.1.
Over the weekend and today we are upgrading our backend systems as well as the BlackBerry App World Vendor portal. During this time the reporting system will be down. It will be back online tomorrow.
Once the Server is launched you will be able to:
- Upload digital goods for BlackBerry Payment Service (in-app purchases)
- Register and manage digital goods in the BlackBerry App World Vendor Portal
Please note that this is simply the BlackBerry App World Vendor Portal. End-users will not be able to download digital goods through BlackBerry Payment Service until the BlackBerry App World 2.1 client is launched in the future. We will announce more information regarding the client launch in the future.
Thank you for building for BlackBerry,
BlackBerry App World Team”