According to a source who spoke to All Things D, a native Instagram Application will not be making its way to the BlackBerry 10 platform. Instead if an app does land on BlackBerry 10 it may be an android port similar to what we have heard Skype is working on. Personally I could care less for the application since BlackBerry 10 already does a great job at editing pictures, and really don’t see the point on editing pictures after I take them. Here is what the source had to say:
There will be no [native] Instagram for BB10 for now,” said one. “Frankly, I’m not sure there will ever be.”
Facebook bought Instagram last year but the fact that Facebook owns the app it doesn’t mean they have all the resources to simply make another application. If sales for BlackBerry 10 are better than expected maybe that will entice more company’s to make a native application. All Things D also reached out to BlackBerry and this is what they had to say about the rumor:
“We have a strong partnership and are actively engaged around Instagram support for BB10, but we do not have an availability date at this point” Martyn Mallick BlackBerry VP Global Alliances.
Another thing to keep in mind is that BlackBerry has always had a pretty good working relationship with Facebook so even if the app is not native there is a good chance that eventually the app will come to BlackBerry 10. I am not sure if a native Instagram is a deal breaker to would be buyers, so how many of you are betting your purchase decision on the availability of Instagram? So far that has not made a difference to buyers in the UK, and Canada.
Source: All Things D