As the much-anticipated BlackBerry 10 hits stores today in the U.S., developers continue to support the new device, bringing more than 30,000 new applications to the platform over the past seven weeks. BlackBerry earlier this week announced that BlackBerry 10 customers now have access to more than 100,000 applications for the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone on the BlackBerry World storefront.
When BlackBerry 10 was first introduced to the world on Jan. 30, the company noted that the device would carry a multitude of popular apps, such as Amazon Kindle, OpenTable and The Wall Street Journal. The company added that in the coming weeks CNN, The Daily Show Headlines, eBay, eMusic, Maxim, MLB at Bat, MTV News, Pageonce, PGA, Rdio, Skype, Soundhound and Viber will be available for download or purchase.
BlackBerry 10 applications have the ability to leverage social, gamification, and integration frameworks that other platforms are not able to offer. Customers can easily share applications with those in their social networks including BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), Facebook, and Twitter. Applications can incorporate gaming features such as leader boards, badges, rewards and more using the Scoreloop tools, and BlackBerry 10 applications can tie to core OS integration points to allow developers to create compelling experiences to keep people moving and flow with BlackBerry 10 experience features.
In addition to apps and games, BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10 offers access to one of the most robust catalogs of music and video content for mobile users, with partnerships across all major movie studios, all major music labels and television networks.
Stay tuned for more information on BlackBerry 10 in the coming weeks, as our own Harrybbb spends 30 days with the BlackBerry Z10 device…he will be reporting back his findings, and will definitely let you know his take!