Although the times may be changing, BlackBerry devices are still associated with businesspeople more than any other devices, and businesspeople tend to have more money than college students and kids. So developers should probably acquaint themselves with the new BlackBerry App World developer agreements.
All in all, the changes appear pretty positive. The highlights: accommodations have been made for carrier billing and credit card billing, and the new suggested revenue split with developers is 70/30.
This could mean that more people will be interested in buying apps, and that developers will earn more money from those purchases. A bit of a rush to make new apps is possible as a result, too.
We’ll see what happens. So far, it looks like RIM’s making a lot of friends with this update.