Ever since the release of BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry is leaving no stone unturned in getting more apps for the new platform. Today the smartphone vendor announced it has over 100,000 applications on the BlackBerry World store for its flagship Z10 smartphone. The company also claims to have introduced more than 30,000 new applications to the platform over the past seven weeks alone. This news comes on the eve of the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 in the US, a critical market that could decide the company’s fate. Also Read - WhatsApp stops working on these smartphones
According to BlackBerry, its marketplace now offers some popular apps including Amazon Kindle, OpenTable and The Wall Street Journal. Moreover, as it gears up for its launch in the US, it is all set to roll in apps like CNN, The Daily Show Headlines, eBay, eMusic, Maxim, MLB at Bat, MTV News, Pageonce, PGA, Rdio, Skype, Soundhound and Viber for download or purchase from the BlackBerry World storeplace in the coming weeks.
However, the jury is still out on the quality of apps available for BlackBerry 10, with many of them being ports from Android, which do not perform well on BlackBerry 10. Rather than claiming numbers, BlackBerry would be served better by ensuring only good quality apps make it to its app store.