BlackBerry 10 to launch with 70,000 apps

Lots of leaks related to BlackBerry 10 are happening in recent times. CrackBerry has gotten its hands on an official BlackBerry 10 training manual. The leak is a PowerPoint slideshow that has screenshots of an online course for sales people. It reiterates what RIM has been claiming so far, including that the operating system is set to have the best-in-class browser for HTML 5 compatibility and performance.

Another noteworthy highlight of the leak is the promise of 70,000 apps in the BlackBerry World. While we don’t know how many of the apps are ports, and how many are new, it is still quite a large number and will undoubtedly give BlackBerry 10 a boost after the launch. Other noteworthy things in the leak are some mentioned specifications, which include a 1,800 mAh battery, a Snapdragon S4 processor, and a 356 pixel density.

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BB10 will have 70,000 apps at launch


Canada-based Research in Motion has its hopes pinned on its massive launch scheduled for the end of this month – that of BlackBerry 10. At its event, the company will be introducing a couple of devices running the new OS that has interests piqued too. A senior executive had revealed to Fierce Wireless that through the course of this year, the company will be releasing a bunch of BB10 handsets, catering to the high, middle and lower end price points of the market.

In fact, according to RIM CMO Frank Boulben, RIM will introduce at least six BB10 devices this year, beginning with an all-touch device and a phone with a QWERTY keyboard, which it will announce at the end of the month. In an interview with Fierce Wireless at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013, Boulben stated that the company "does not have any exclusive relationships with carriers for BB10 in any markets." He went on to add, "We intend over time as we transition the portfolio to have a full range of devices."

Ever since talks surrounding BlackBerry 10 first began, analysts have held that the success of the platform is crucial for the company's future. An optimistic Boulben revealed that 150 carriers are testing the phones running the new OS globally. Interestingly, Boulben further revealed that at the time of the BB10 launch, there will be at least 70,000 applications available, complete with strong developer support. Reportedly, the company has been eyeing the top 600 apps across major markets, and according to Boulben, the new platform will support approximately 90 percent of those apps.

Published Date: Jan 19, 2013 01:45 pm | Updated Date: Jan 19, 2013 01:45 pm