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BlackBerry Lists Some of their 1000 Top BlackBerry 10 App Partners

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BlackBerry made a bit point of showing that they have top shelf app developers committed to BlackBerry 10. Now they have followed up with a list that includes many of these top companies. Well worth looking over to see the progress RIM has made. I have to say this is a very impressive starting list though RIM needs to keep on pushing full steam ahead! Here is the list:

Business and Productivity

--  Bloomberg, BMC Service Desk & Remedy, Box, Cisco WebEx Meetings, Citrix
    Podio, CNBC, Dictionary.com, Emirates NBD, Harmon.ie, IBM Notes
    Traveler, ING DIRECT Canada, Nat West, RBC, RBS, SAP, TD Bank Group and
    Thomson Reuters

Gaming

--  10tons: Sparkle, Joining Hands, Azkend, King Oddball, Azkend2, Ironworm,
    Dragon Portal and Boom Brigade 2 
--  Disney Mobile Games: Where's My Water? and Where's My Perry? 
--  Electronic Arts: A great selection of their top games including, Mass
    Effect(TM) Infiltrator, Flight Control Rocket, The Sims(TM) FreePlay and
    MONOPOLY Millionaire 
--  Fishlabs: Galaxy on Fire 
--  Funkoi: Alpha Zero 
--  Gameloft: A great selection of their top games, including Asphalt 7:
    Heat, The Amazing Spider-Man(TM), Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, The Dark
    Knight Rises(TM) 
--  Halfbrick: Jetpack Joyride, Fruit Ninja 
--  JoyBits: Doodle God & Doodle Devil 
--  Rovio: Angry Birds Classic, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Bids Space and
    Angry Birds Seasons 
--  Square One Games: Square One and InXile 
--  SEGA: Sonic4(TM) Episode 1 
--  ZeptoLab- Cut the Rope, Cut the Rope: Experiments

Lifestyle

--  AccuWeather, Air Canada, Air France, DStv Mobile, Dr. Oetker
    Rezeptideen, Easyjet, FlightAware, Flixster, KLM, Manulife Financial,
    President's Choice Recipe Box, SkyScanner, Spotcast, StubHub, The
    Weather Channel, The Weather Network, Tim Hortons TimmyMe(TM), United
    Airlines, Wikitude, WisePilot, Yellow Pages Group and Zara

Multimedia

--  Absolute Radio, Al Jazeera, Allocine, Astral Radio, BBC Worldwide- Top
    Gear, BubblePix, Channel 4, Corus Entertainment- Radio, Deezer, E!
    Online, eMusic, Europe 1, Kiss Kube, MTV Italia, Nobex Radio, NOS, N-TV
    Nachrichten, Occipital 360 Panorama, OxygenLive, Pacemaker, PaperCamera,
    Rdio, Shahid.net, SiriusXM, Slacker, Songza, SoundHound, TuneIn, and
    Volu.me

Published Media

--  AFP News, Amazon Kindle, CBC (News, Radio, Music, Hockey Night in
    Canada), Economist, elmundo.es, El Pais, Grazia Italy, Handlesbaltt,
    kicker, Leo Dictionary, MailOnline, Maxim, News24, New York Times,
    NU.nl, PressReader, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, The Independent,
    The London Evening Standard, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and
    Wirtschaftswoche

Social

--  Badoo, Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn, ooVoo, Skype, Tuenti Social
    Messenger, Twitter, Viber, Whatsapp and Xing

 

BlackBerry 10 Customers Will Have a Great Selection of Top Apps in Every Category

BlackBerry welcomes more than 1000 of the top app partners with relevant, local content from every region of the globe

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Jan. 31, 2013) – A phenomenal lineup of top brands and applications have committed to the BlackBerry(R) 10 platform, giving the new platform the strongest content offering of any first generation mobile platform at launch. Yesterday at the BlackBerry 10 launch event in New York, BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) announced that 1000 of the top app partners will be making their applications available on the BlackBerry(R) World(TM) storefront. The partners range from leaders in social media to the top games, sports, productivity, lifestyle apps, and more.

BlackBerry Vice President of Global Alliances and Business Development, Martyn Mallick took to the stage yesterday to showcase some of applications committed to BlackBerry 10, and attendees were able to play with some of the applications for the new platform.

"Being able to announce 1000 of the top app partners is a testament to the strength of BlackBerry 10, the ease of developing for this powerful new platform, and the remarkable opportunity that it represents for developers and brands alike," said Mallick. "We have focused on bringing the most relevant apps to BlackBerry 10 – whether they are global leaders in their categories, or whether they are regional must-have apps. We are thrilled and want to thank all the developers that have shown such strong support of a platform before it has commercially launched. We share in their excitement and belief in BlackBerry 10."

Here are just some of the apps and games committed to BlackBerry 10. Many of these apps will be available at launch with others to follow:

Business and Productivity

--  Bloomberg, BMC Service Desk & Remedy, Box, Cisco WebEx Meetings, Citrix
    Podio, CNBC, Dictionary.com, Emirates NBD, Harmon.ie, IBM Notes
    Traveler, ING DIRECT Canada, Nat West, RBC, RBS, SAP, TD Bank Group and
    Thomson Reuters

Gaming

--  10tons: Sparkle, Joining Hands, Azkend, King Oddball, Azkend2, Ironworm,
    Dragon Portal and Boom Brigade 2 
--  Disney Mobile Games: Where's My Water? and Where's My Perry? 
--  Electronic Arts: A great selection of their top games including, Mass
    Effect(TM) Infiltrator, Flight Control Rocket, The Sims(TM) FreePlay and
    MONOPOLY Millionaire 
--  Fishlabs: Galaxy on Fire 
--  Funkoi: Alpha Zero 
--  Gameloft: A great selection of their top games, including Asphalt 7:
    Heat, The Amazing Spider-Man(TM), Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, The Dark
    Knight Rises(TM) 
--  Halfbrick: Jetpack Joyride, Fruit Ninja 
--  JoyBits: Doodle God & Doodle Devil 
--  Rovio: Angry Birds Classic, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Bids Space and
    Angry Birds Seasons 
--  Square One Games: Square One and InXile 
--  SEGA: Sonic4(TM) Episode 1 
--  ZeptoLab- Cut the Rope, Cut the Rope: Experiments

Lifestyle

--  AccuWeather, Air Canada, Air France, DStv Mobile, Dr. Oetker
    Rezeptideen, Easyjet, FlightAware, Flixster, KLM, Manulife Financial,
    President's Choice Recipe Box, SkyScanner, Spotcast, StubHub, The
    Weather Channel, The Weather Network, Tim Hortons TimmyMe(TM), United
    Airlines, Wikitude, WisePilot, Yellow Pages Group and Zara

Multimedia

--  Absolute Radio, Al Jazeera, Allocine, Astral Radio, BBC Worldwide- Top
    Gear, BubblePix, Channel 4, Corus Entertainment- Radio, Deezer, E!
    Online, eMusic, Europe 1, Kiss Kube, MTV Italia, Nobex Radio, NOS, N-TV
    Nachrichten, Occipital 360 Panorama, OxygenLive, Pacemaker, PaperCamera,
    Rdio, Shahid.net, SiriusXM, Slacker, Songza, SoundHound, TuneIn, and
    Volu.me

Published Media

--  AFP News, Amazon Kindle, CBC (News, Radio, Music, Hockey Night in
    Canada), Economist, elmundo.es, El Pais, Grazia Italy, Handlesbaltt,
    kicker, Leo Dictionary, MailOnline, Maxim, News24, New York Times,
    NU.nl, PressReader, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, The Independent,
    The London Evening Standard, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and
    Wirtschaftswoche

Social

--  Badoo, Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn, ooVoo, Skype, Tuenti Social
    Messenger, Twitter, Viber, Whatsapp and Xing

Sports

CBSSports.com, ESPN ScoreCenter, Goal.com, L’equipe, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment’s Maple Leafs Mobile App and Raptors Mobile App, MLB.com At Bat(R), NHL GameCenter, PGA Tour, Runtastic, Sports Tracker and UFC

Continuing to build out a rich and robust content offering for BlackBerry 10 customers, on January 28, BlackBerry announced content partnerships with leading music labels, movie studios and TV broadcasters making BlackBerry World a one stop shop for all app, games and multimedia content for BlackBerry 10.http://press.blackberry.com/press/2013/new-blackberry-world-for-blackberry-10-to-include-extensive-catalogue-of-songs-latest-movies-and-tv-shows.html

About BlackBerry

A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry(R) revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. BlackBerry is currently listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:RIM) (Ticker symbols to change to NASDAQ: BBRY and TSX: BB on February 4, 2013). For more information, visitwww.blackberry.com.

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  1. Is it just me or is there one very big name that seems to be absent from all these lists of partners – Google!
    Even though Google hasn’t done any BB development in quite some time, Google Maps on the BB is still better than any in my opinion. And even though their Voice app is really lame, I still use it all the time to call Canada. I’d be really bummed if I picked up a new BB10 device only to find that Google isn’t developing any of their apps for it.

    • Tell me about it… Google has the top apps on the 2 top platforms, but BlackBerry decided to go with Bing…

      • Google is a major competitor so I doubt they will invest heavy unless they see the platform take off. Thats the way they work.

        • I agree, but I get the feeling that RIM didn’t even try to convince them to release their apps on BB10. The main problem is that unlike most of the other top brands, they can’t just use the Android converter. They have to go native…

          We just have to wait for the BB10 C10 (Curve) to be released so that the user base increases massively :) and hope Google takes an interest.

  2. You can still sideload Google maps.

    • Yes and No. Spent a lot of time on this on my Playbook. Because of the reliance on Google Services Framework, a lot of Google Apps won’t work at all or won’t work right. There is a version of Google Maps out there which does work but you have to do without a lot of features like Latitude and My Maps since it doesn’t integrate with your Google account. Unless I’ve missed something.

      But the bottom line is that a majority of users out there are not sideloaders. So the lack of ready-to-go Google Apps will be a big turn-off and doesn’t bode well for the product.

  3. I really do not like sideloading, but that may just be me, it just never feels as natural and almost at the edge of crashing, not really stable.

    I also have to say that I am disappointed Dropbox was never mentioned. I have been using dropbox for a long time now and made myself over 10gb with referrals, sadly it is absent from any lists. I heard BB may hook up with Box like how they did on PB and got users 25gb, but when all other coworkers and friends are on dropbox, it will be pretty tough to switch to anything else.

    Another option would be sugar sync, and on BB6 it was awesome since it could actually sync local content from SD card two way, dropbox still cannot do this on any other platform. Either they should get DB devs on board, or they should just make their own sync service so we can run that on our device and have all of our data/files on BB10.

    • Perhaps you missed this post about BB10’s native File Manager supporting online storage such as Box and DropBox. Who needs a dedicated app?

      This works well with their philosophy they were pushing when they were talking about Hub. Why use 5 apps to do a bunch of similar tasks when you can have one app that covers them all.

      • No, I didn’t miss that but it was never mentioned during the press conference yesterday (or did I miss THAT yesterday?). This was just an announced feature, and I did not see it in any reviews or preview videos posted online after the event yesterday. Can someone who has a BB10 device confirm that it supports two-way sync?

        There is also a very obvious exclusion of e-mail functionality in all the videos I watched so far. Nobody seems to want to play with e-mails and show have the whole thing works, text editing, folders, attachments, there are so many things to see, so many questions unanswered. I wish someone organized a live review event with questions and answers since we won’t see a device for a month or two in USA.. Thanks to the carriers.

  4. Apparently, it paid off to develop an android player as probably more than half of these 1000 apps are Android apps.
    Hopefully, BB10 will take off and devs will consider going native for an improved experience.
    The Guardian app is great, demonstrating the speed of the UI and what “flow” is all about.
    I wonder what’s missing for Google to publish its apps. No access to some data? It’s sad that there hasn’t even been a “we’re working on it”.

  5. Lack of google maps would be a deal breaker for most users as well, unless they improve on the BB maps. They have already done a lot, but it seems slow and not as user friendly as gmaps. Hopefully at least they use the same traffic data as google.
    For google maps and search integration, I don’t think anyone will be able to beat android. I can go from “what was that store’s name” to knowing their hours of operation and making a reservation in literally less than 10 seconds.

  6. Why would you need Google maps if BB traffic is integrated with Garmin. If I remember correctly BB signed a partnership with Garmin for GPS.

    • Just have to try it, I have had no problems with google maps and just got used to it, otherwise it all comes down to source and presentation. I am sure they will figure it out.

      • I use BB Traffic all the time and it provides voice turn by turn and very accurate and good at highlighting the problem/construction areas along the route… I haven’t used Google Maps except to print it from my computer so can’t tell if it’s any different. :)

        • Sadly AT&T keeps removing BBmaps from my 9700 and I can’t keep up with it anymore. I wouldn’t be surprised if they applied the same practice when BB10 is available. This is their way of pushing own navigator subscription services.

          I don’t believe BB Maps had traffic in 9700.

    • Apparently, all you do is drive around with your car and BB Maps seems to be fine for that, in the US.

      For people visiting major cities by foot, we’re missing
      – Streetview
      – Detailed street maps
      – Indoor building maps
      – Journey planner via public transport
      – Restaurants/shops + reviews

      iOS Maps is better than BB Maps and look at what happened to Apple when they tried to force their incomplete vision of Maps to their loyal fan base…

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