BlackBerry 10 at launch were 70 000 applications, Today BlackBerry announced that BB10 OS app catalog “BlackBerry World ” already offers more than 100,000 apps, it’s 30 000 new applications in 7 weeks! This is a good news for BlackBerry Z10 users and soon BlackBerry Q10, and it shows some enthusiasm for the new OS from the Canadian manufacturer.
Admittedly, this is facilitated by compatibility with Android applications greatly facilitating the porting of them, but this is a good thing for BlackBerry as the ecosystem around a mobile OS is the sinews of war.
BlackBerry is trying really hard to bring as many popular applications as possible to its platform. The BlackBerry World is already offering many of the apps and games that top the charts on Android and iOS including 8tracks, Angry Birds Star Wars, ATP World Tour Live, BBC Top Gear News, Bloomberg Anywhere, CBS Sports, Delta Air Lines, F1 2013 Timing App CP, Facebook, Foursquare, Jetpack Joyride, Keek, LinkedIn, Navita Translator, Need for Speed, NHL GameCenter, N.O.V.A. 3, The New York Times, PressReader, Slacker, Songza, Twitter, UFC, USA TODAY, Waze, WhatsApp, and Zara.
BlackBerry also promises Amazon Kindle, OpenTable and The Wall Street Journal to hit the app store today, while CNN, The Daily Show Headlines, eBay, eMusic, Maxim, MLB at Bat, MTV News, Pageonce, PGA, Rdio, Skype, Soundhound and Viber are going to launch very soon.