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

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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

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