RIM CMO says 70,000 apps will be available at BlackBerry 10 launch
what the device is capable of, that is a fundamental aspect." And according to the CMO, the new BlackBerry 10 device will have a best in class browser meaning that finally BlackBerry will have caught up to Apple and Android in the mobile surfing experience. When you consider where the BlackBerry browser was compared to mobile Safari around the time of the BlackBerry Bold 9000 in 2008, it has been a great rally by RIM.
While we have already seen RIM show off Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Foursquare apps, Boulben says that there will be 70,000 apps available for BlackBerry 10 at the time of launch. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has already explained that the number of apps available is not important and that RIM hopes to have the top 200-400 apps available for each region when the new phones are released.
Sounds like RIM's CMO has a plan and that is more than half the battle. The braintrust at RIM sees a future, which is probably more than the feeling people got from watching the old crew operate.