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$4 million to be paid out by BlackBerry to developers participating in Port-A-Thon

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Jun 2013, 10:53

Before the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10, the Canadian OEM wanted to make sure that the shelves of BlackBerry App World were fully stocked; so BlackBerry started the Port-A-Thon program which paid Android developers $100 for each Android app ported over to BlackBerry with a maximum of $2,000 going to each code jockey...

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posted on 24 Jun 2013, 11:17

1. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

Wait what ? Where did you get that money , BlackBerry ? Ripping people off ? Didn't you sell nothing?

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 11:18

2. FlushGordon (unregistered)

Ported Apps?
What's the whole point of this??
I hope they die sooner than expected

Will this supposed to recoup their

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 11:19

3. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

hahaha, BlackBerry is such a parasite, Relying on others to live, Without Android there will be no BB apps

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 16:37

7. NewroticSlob (Posts: 135; Member since: 09 May 2013)

So, Samsung created and doesn't make money off something they didn't create? Still on your pathetic endeavor to shut BB down, I see. Information, Nick. Defintion of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. You keep spouting the same crap, over and over again, and nothing changes.

Just because the founders of BB were too arrogant to make changes to BB to keep up, doesn't make BB a worthless and unimportant mobile phone provider that can't create a worthwhile product. I beg to differ. Your incensed diatribe is enough for me to say they are worthwhile. The reason you don't like them, is due to your jealousy and fear that they truly are a better phone, OS and company. I challenge you to create your own phone company, OS and let me know how that turns out. Or, an easier challenge, try using a Z10, Q10 or the upcoming A10 for 3 mos, exclusively, and share an exclusive review of one or all of these phones. If you're a true hater of BB, you should be able to share in intricate detail why. If you can't, then, maybe you aren't a true hater. Maybe you're just spouting off, like a spoiled child, cause in a forum, there's little to no accountability. Well, can you stand up to the challenge or continue spouting? (I bet he spouts!)

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 11:20

4. FlushGordon (unregistered)

There's that joke....the Z10 is still more expensive than the S4

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 12:24 1

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Good job BlackBerry :)

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 12:29

6. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

Ported Android apps on BB10 generally suck. However that may change with the 10.2 update with Jelly Bean support. Fingers crossed

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