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RIM VP says BlackBerry 10 will have (most of) the apps you want

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Jan 2013, 11:44

BlackBerry 10 is only a few weeks away, and we've been hearing a lot from a lot of sources. We've even heard that there is "strong" demand for the platform in Canada. Now, RIM's VP of Global Alliances and Business Development, Martyn Mallick is talking about what to expect from the app ecosystem, and the consensus seems to be that BlackBerry 10 will have (most of) the apps you want...

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posted on 10 Jan 2013, 11:48 2

1. Aeires (unregistered)

So their app store will be like the others, it will allow you to do what you need to do with your phone.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 21:01 2

7. BB.Stole.App (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)

Did anyone here read that RIM invested with stolen apps?

Apparently someone download the apps in Google aps store, and put it on RIM APK converter, and then put it on RIM apps market.

They got $$$, and also a FREE BB10 prototype.

I wonder how many apps that were really NOT stolen in BB apps world?

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 11:49 4

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

well duh canada has a strong demand thats where they from

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 15:13

3. Ghostrider30 (unregistered)

Interested to know about the banking apps...anyone have thoughts on this? I am very excited for BB10, but I currently bank with a credit union, that is known only in my home state. Surprisingly there is an iOS app. Fingers are crossed BB may be supported to have an app for them as well. I think the credit union themselves would have to create it as it would not be something created by a third party developer. But I haven't any idea how that works!!

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 18:48

4. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

You are correct, Ghost Rider. The app needs to be developed by the Credit Union you bank with. There is very, very little chance BB10 will have that kind of support at launch. I use WP, and my Credit Union has an iPhone app and that is it. If they did branch out, it would certainly be for Android next, not WP.

I do what every other non-Apple and non-Android user does: I use my browser to access the full web site. If you are considering BB10, then that will most likely be your solution for the foreseeable future.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 03:22 1

9. BB.Stole.App (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)

or RIM/BB could steal Credit Union apps that were made for android (if there's an android version)...

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 18:52 1

5. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

It took WP well over 2 years to hit 100,000 apps. Be very interested to see what BB10 offers at launch. I would be truly impressed if they have managed to get app development for their product. Anything over 20,000 will have to be applauded, but the selection is way more important then the number.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 19:35 3

6. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

They claim 70000 at launch. A big, but feasible number, given that there's been more fervor regarding BB10 than their has Playbook, and it is compatible with existing playbook apps. Also the fact that RIM has made it very easy to bring over Android apps. Phone Arena just did a story actually about someone that just converted the APK to BAR files and publised them on App World and was profiting off another developer's work, that's how easy it is for some apps.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 21:03 1

8. BB.Stole.App (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)

I agree with you. I bet lots of the apps were stolen.

I think the developer of the stolen apps need to SUE RIM for not doing the background check of the apps originality.

OR MAYBE.... RIM knows that but accept it anyway to increase apps count.

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