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Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 12:13
At Bat 2010 for Blackberry
At Bat 2010 was released late Tues. for
Blackberry. Here's its scoreboard
interface

MLB.com’s “At Bat 2010” was released yesterday in Apple’s iTunes App Store, just before the first Spring Training game aired, and with it, the faithful using Apple’s mobile platform were, for the most part, elated.

As soon as we published the news, emails poured in asking about other platforms, as well as, how sales might be going. Here’s an update:

Blackberry Beret – iPhone and iPod Touch users got At Bat 2010 first on Tuesday, but later in the day the product was released for Blackberry (download here).  Supported devices include: 9500, 9520, 9530, 9550. Sorry, Blackberry users… No streaming video.

An Android Today – MLB.com informs that At Bat will be released for Android users sometime today (Weds.).

You Really Like Me (iPhone) – There were some rumblings yesterday about increasing the price of At Bat from $9.99 last year to $14.99 this year. That didn’t seem to slow purchases down. According to MLB.com it was the:

  • #1 top grossing app
  • #3 top paid app
  • #1 top paid sports app (less than 3 hours to achieve the ranking)

What is “At the Ballpark”? – This is the question on everybody’s lips, and the answer is… well, we don’t know the answer. MLB.com will only say that this new feature will provide “customized, proprietary content to fan-experience tools and more” and that it is still in development. We can speculate, however… Our guess (dream)? Ballparks that are Wi-Fi enabled will allow you to see content at the ballpark you are attending, thus enriching the game. REALLY dreaming for the future… Imagine being able to order food through your device or something to that effect. We’ll give you the reality of the future when MLB.com comes closer to release.

NOTE: MLB.com has not yet updated their mobile section for links to download At Bat 2010 for each platform. Here are the two available at publishing:


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

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