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BlackBerry 10 hits 100,000 apps milestone

BlackBerry 10 hits 100,000 apps milestone
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Devices / Blackberry / March 22nd 2013 at 10:32AM

New OS accrues 30,000 new additions in seven weeks.

At the end of January, BlackBerry revealed its sink-or-swim BlackBerry 10 OS, which launched with 70,000 apps including Angry Birds, Facebook, Jetpack Joyride and NHL.

Seven weeks on, amid the firm's CEO Thorsten Heins calling the iPhone outdated, BlackBerry 10 now boasts more than 100,000 apps, with Amazon Kindle, OpenTable and The Wall Street Journal among the new additions. Meanwhile, others on the way include CNN, eBay, Maxim, MTV News, and Viber.

Martyn Mallick, VP of global alliances at BlackBerry, said: "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.

"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."

The company's flagship device, the BlackBerry Z10, lands in the US today.