BlackBerry 10 now offers over 100,000 apps


BlackBerry says the growing portfolio of apps compatible with its new OS will “bolster momentum” for its handsets

BlackBerry has announced that users of its new operating system now have access to over 100,000 applications.

Amazon Kindle and The Wall Street Journal are examples of major applications that have been made available to BlackBerry 10 users since its launch at the end of January.

The manufacturer says CNN, eBay, Skype and Viber will be available to download or purchase on its platform “in the coming weeks.”

BlackBerry vice president of global alliances Martyn Mallick said the response to the new OS and applications has been “outstanding.”

“It now appears that the already impressive levels of developer support for the BlackBerry 10 platform are accelerating into the launch window for the BlackBerry Z10. The prospect of a very robust app catalog can only bolster momentum for the product and the platform itself.

“The ability to attract and sustain developer support is like lifeblood for any mobile platform, and it’s not something that simply happens. This progress is a testament to BlackBerry’s early and innovative engagement with developers worldwide and the innovative architecture of the platform itself.” Mallick said.