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Twitter and Google Talk apps for BlackBerry 10 appear in screenshots

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Twitter and Google Talk apps for BlackBerry 10 appear in screenshots
If we had a dime for each BlackBerry 10 related leak that made it to our home page, then we'd now have enough money to spend a day at Six Flags, with drinks, souvenirs, and the funny caricature drawing included. Jokes aside, BlackBerry 10 and the upcoming smartphones that will run it are anything but a secret. We already know a lot about the upcoming BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry X10, including what kind of features the new BlackBerry 10 operating system will have to offer.

Today's leak is about the native Twitter and Google Talk applications that will run on BlackBerry 10. In particular, we have come across a bunch of screenshots giving us an overview of the said apps, albeit with little in terms of comments as to how functional they are. Sure, the apps look a bit crude, but we hope to see them in a polished form soon. The official announcement of BlackBerry 10 and the first BB10 smartphones is scheduled for January 30, so mark the day in your calendars if you're excited about RIM's latest and greatest creations.



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posted on 14 Jan 2013, 08:35 5

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


I wish bb10 integrate Google+ as well :)

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 08:42 1

2. naptown2 (Posts: 70; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)


that would be nice

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 10:08 1

6. Galen20K (Posts: 517; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


I really think they will in time, at least they'll integrate it into BB10 before Windows Phone 8 anyways. When tho? who knows.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 19:12 1

10. MC1123 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


and who use google+?

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 08:48 5

3. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


And now Google will support BB10 while leaving WP? Stick to your main reason google. I'm kinda hating you right now.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 19:22

12. MC1123 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


again, BB10 has more potential to be the 3rd OS! coz it still has this same feeling if you're using android or iOS!

while on windows, very very unique..but something that is bad but also good (dont get me wrong i love the uniqueness of windows right now)...

but i would still prefer the good old windows mobile! windows 8/RT and windows phone dont have that much of personalization unlike windows mobile, even though the iOS is also like that but its just that no picture background is a drawback! and live tiles is still 50:50 on my radar!

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 03:31

14. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Yeah. we're not talking about potential here mr. Every OS has a great potential, but needs acceptance from plenty users. Have you seen the old android? Had anyone envision it to be as beautiful as now, surpassing the looks of iOS?

Google just made a reason that's unacceptable for not supporting WP. The truth is that, it's their sweetest revenge to Microsoft for all the lawsuit.

If you really want to play that card, saying BB10 has a lot more potential, bla bla bla, just stop. If it really has that potential, it won't just be considered as the 3rd OS, got me mr.?

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 09:00 3

4. djay_434 (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Im thinking of google as real b***h now! Their main reason for not supporting Windows was that the market share is low! And now they are supporting BB!

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 19:17

11. MC1123 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


because again, blackberry 10, iOS and android are from same roots---UNIX (linux is from UNIX too)... so app development on BlackBerry and android is easy! and BBOS is already an establish OS and clearly the 3rd platform right now, so i dont think users of BB7 will have a hardtime for the transition for BB10!

while windows, they need to rewrite things! and make it modern-fied!

but it would be nice for google to make apps for windows too! but skype can do what google talk can do!

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 09:58 4

5. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


Sounds like Google's snub of Microsoft is mainly a catfight and not really based on market trends.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 10:25 3

7. muhsen (Posts: 265; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


its obvious now that google's latest spiral campaign on windows phone is a sign of fear of wp growth and has nothing to do with marketshare. if google says wp doesn't have enough users, well bb10 doesn't have users at all!!!!!!!

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 13:48

8. MartyK (Posts: 725; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


I think it's more like--

A) BB didn't try to force Android OEM to pay them $15 to $20 a pop.
B) BB is acting like a mature Company about their patents.
C) BB is competiting WITH their products, and NOT WITH THEIR lawyers and JUDGES they brought..

I think this is the reason Google is working with them, what says you?...lol

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 14:55

9. Rydsmith (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


You're right, instead BB doesn't dot their i's or cross their t's and are found of patent violation (not a FRAND one mind you).

It's just the way that the business works. If you make something through R&D you have the right to patent it, this is Microsoft in a nut shell. They have been found that the patents are not FRAND patents and instead substance to them. If anything, Microsoft is being the ,mature company here by seeking royalties, instead of just taking them to court with no discussion of settlement.

Google, is truly working with them because Google is beginning to realize that MS has a strong product on their hand that can truly compete with them.

Google helping BB because "the enemy of my enemy..."

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 23:52

13. onethreealpha (Posts: 14; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


So you're suggesting that MS has a massive patent portfolio as a result of R&D then? And the fact that, like Apple, they buy up IP and patents and then assign them to subsidiary shelf companies who do their dirty work for them by litigating, thus makes them a good company with great products?
Wake up.

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