BlackBerry in talks with Instagram and Netflix, apps may come to BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry in talks with Instagram and Netflix, apps may come to BlackBerry 10
BlackBerry is talking with Instagram and Netflix to bring the apps to its BlackBerry 10 platform. BB10 launched with 70,000 applications and managed to get some big names on board from day one - Skype, Kindle, Whatsapp are just some of the apps that are now or will be soon available on the BlackBerry World market.

Instagram and Netflix have been two of the sore omissions, though, and news that BlackBerry is negotiating getting them is definitely welcome. However, The Verge has seen Instagram running on the Z10 and it looks like it is running on the custom runtime for Android apps, which means the app isn’t native.

From what we’ve seen so far, BlackBerry 10 does support Android apps via that runtime environment, but the performance is far from perfect.

The real question seems to be whether Instagram and Netflix will develop native apps, providing a true BB10 experience.

source: The Verge



6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I think its a bit unfair to criticize it at this point. They are certainly at a good starting point, better than the other platforms were at their respective starting points. I suppose it can be argued that it technically started with the Playbook, and that would be a good point. That said, I am actually impressed at the support BB10 has gotten initially. If the phones have good starting sales I wouldnt be worried too much about future app support.

5. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Why no instagram for WP? :/

3. jonartpop

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Path, Google+ and Tumblr too please..

2. faisolbauuz

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Good job RIM for adding many apps for BB 10 while wp8 still got nothing for 2013 im sure bb will steal the 3rd spot here

4. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

You are kidding right? 2013 just started!! I'm an avid WP user but I also own a BB Playbook so I am generally excited about BB10. However don't get it twisted. MOST of the apps they announced have been out for WP for a good while. MS is just getting warmed up! BB better be glad MS allowed Skype(SWEET!)! Noticed they didn't say an Instagram App IS coming to BB10. They are in talks. MS has had Netflix since WP came out. Where is the BB Netflix App? Instagram? neither platform has it so how can you use that as a point. Taken from a Fine WPCENTRAL Article: The App Gap. Lots of attention was focused on how many apps BlackBerry 10 is supposedly launching with. Actually, what we heard a lot of were announcements and companies being “committed” to BB10. That’s a bit different than actually having the apps ready. Here are the “big title” apps announced today: “Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Foursquare, Whatsapp, Amazon Kindle, New York Times, The Economist, MLB At Bat, ESPN Scorecenter, CBS Sports, PGA Tour, NHL Gamecenter, SportsTracker, ATP, UFC Cisco Webex, Bloomberg, Evernote, SAP, Citrix, Soundhound, The Weather Channel, BBC Top Gear, eMusic, Slacker, Songza, TuneIn Radio, Paper Camera, Box, DropBox, ooVoo, United Airlines, Delta Airlines,, Flixster, and Stubhub” Not bad but not amazing either. There is no Instagram, no Pandora, Amazon Mobile, CNN, USA Today, Groupon, Netflix, LastPass, uTorrent Remote, Audible, eBay, Fandango, UrbanSpoon, Foodspotting, GroupMe, IMDb, YouTube, TripIt, PayPal, MyFitnessPal and we’re guessing a ton more apps that you use on an everyday basis. In other words, there’s no app advantage for BB10 right now and we’re doubtful it will surpass Windows Phone anytime soon. And gaming is downright pathetic. Although we’ve been harsh and upfront about Xbox gaming on Windows Phone, it is still in a better long term position than BB10 will be…unless you really thing “Where’s my Water” will edge out our “Where’s my Water”.

7. faisolbauuz

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Dude you do realize that bb10 hasnt launched yet ? While the wp8 phoneis already launched half a year ago ? Having 70000 apps at day 1 launch is not bad.look at wp 7 does it have many apps like bb10 at day 1?

1. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012


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