BlackBerry 10 users will now have access to more than 100,000 applications for the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, the company has confirmed.
The Waterloo-based company Thursday said that developers continue to support BB10 and credited more than 30,000 new applications to the platform over the past seven weeks.
The BlackBerry World app store includes native apps such as Amazon Kindle, OpenTable and The Wall Street Journal to be available for BB10 users. In the coming weeks, more native apps like CNN, The Daily Show Headlines, eBay, eMusic, Maxim, MLB at Bat, MTV News, Pageonce, PGAm Rdio, Skype, Soundhound and Viber will be available for download or purchase.
"The response to the BlackBerry 10 platform and applications has been outstanding. Customers are thrilled with the applications already available, and the catalog just keeps growing, now with more than 100,000 apps," said Martyn Mallick, Vice President, Global Alliances at BlackBerry.
"Top brands and application providers are joining us every day and are seeing the benefits of being early supporters of the new platform. We constantly hear from developers that the BlackBerry 10 tools are easy to build with and that we provide opportunities for app differentiation that they do not see on other platforms," Mallick added.
BlackBerry 10 users already have access to leading apps and games including 8tracks, Angry Birds Star Wars, ATP World Tour Live, BBC Top Gear News, Bloomberg Anywhere, CBS Sports, Delta Air Lines, F1 2013 Timing App CP, Facebook, Foursquare, Jetpack Joyride, Keek, LinkedIn, Navita Translator, Need for Speed, NHL GameCenter, N.O.V.A. 3, The New York Times, PressReader, Slacker, Songza, Twitter, UFC, USA TODAY, Waze, WhatsApp, and Zara.
In addition to apps and games, the BlackBerry World for BB10 offers access to one of the most robust catalogs of music and video content with partnerships across all major movie studios, major music labels and television networks.
The BlackBerry Z10 is the company's first smartphone powered by BlackBerry 10 operating system. The BlackBerry Z10 will be available in the U.S. market from March 22.
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