Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of the BlackBerry line of smart phones, had its BlackBerry 10 launch event yesterday, and it went very well. If you did not make it to the event, just go on Twitter and find all the links that lead to the articles. We got to see what the new operating system has in store for us, and saw the awesome smart phones that come with it, the BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry Q10. The Canadian company’s CEO had said that the new platform will be launched with at least 70, 000 apps in the BlackBerry World, the company’s own app market place.
But if you take a look at the collection of apps, apart from a few of them, they are crappy. There are apps from some of the major development houses in the world, and a few others are on the way, such as Electronic Arts’ games, and games from other mobile game developers. There are apps for critical tasks of the day, for example, Facebook, emails, Twitter, etc. But on the pure entertainment front, there are very few good ones.
Two such apps which are most downloaded on other platforms are Instagram (now under the control of Facebook), and Netflix. Netflix is only useful for people who have a subscription. But Instagram is very popular with casual photographers and people who have enough time in their lives to take a snap of each and everything they do on a daily basis. There are no apps on BlackBerry for these two services.
But a spokesperson from BlackBerry apparently told All Things D that they are in talks with these companies and are working on bringing the apps to the BlackBerry World. The BlackBerry World already has a collection of videos that people can buy, adding Netflix, another service related to videos, would do good to the company.
Source: Berry Review