It is good news for Blackberry in this difficult time when the Canadian company is in the news for the wrong reasons. First, about its acquisition by one of its investors, and secondly about fiasco of providing its most popularf BBM on Android platform.
However, BlackBerry customers, who are using its flagship smartphones on its latest BB 10 OS, will be pleased to know that more top brands are bringing their applications to the BlackBerry 10 platform. Today at the BlackBerry Jam Asia Developer Conference in Hong Kong, BlackBerry will be showcasing the application experience on BlackBerry 10 and talking about new app partners.
“BlackBerry has a strong lineup of top brands building great applications for BlackBerry 10,” said Martyn Mallick, Vice President of BlackBerry World and Global Alliances at BlackBerry. “We remain focused on bringing relevant, sought-after apps to the BlackBerry World storefront, and we are excited to announce and welcome these new partners to BlackBerry 10.”
New apps now available and committed to coming soon include:
Business and Productivity
Bloomberg, Citrix Receiver, CommonDesk ARCviewer, Evernote, First Direct Banking On The Go , HDFC Banking, ICICI bank and National Bank of Canada
Security and Compliance
Cellcrypt Mobile, CommonDesk Compliance Engine, Fixmo Sentinel, Retain for BlackBerry Powered by GWAVA, RSA SecurID Software Token and SafeNet MobilePASS and SafeNet Authenticiation Service (SAS)
Entertainment and Multimedia
ABC, ABC Family, Discovery, E! Online, GMM TV, History App, Hype Machine, KK Box, KlikMusik, MTV Coke Studio,NBC, Quickflix, Sohu TV, Ultimate History Quiz, and Wowloud
Angry Birds—GO!, Bad Piggies, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Doodle Jump, Icy Tower Classic, Icy Tower 2, Real Racing 3 for BlackBerry 10 and The Sims FreePlay for BlackBerry 10
Lifestyle and Sports
CBS Sports App, Kereta Api Indonesia, Kingsoft Powerword, MTV Nightfinder, The Perfect Year App by InsideHook, Qoo10, SBS Transit, Star Health and Zalora
News and Publications
Channel NewsAsia, Flipboard, FTChinese.com, Her World Indonesia, Infokomputer for BlackBerry, MSN App and Shanghai Daily
Kaixin, QQ, Sina Weibo, and WeChat
In order to boost its sales and image in the highly competitive markets around the world, which is now dominated by Android smartphones and iPhones, BlackBerry is trying its best to enhance portfolio of its eco-system, so that its faithfuls remain with them. To boost its sales, BlackBerry has also come out with its 5 inch phablet – Z30 smartphone and hope to get levrage in phablet segment.