March 26, 2013 6:15pm
BlackBerry announced last week that they crossed over the 100,000 available BlackBerry 10 apps. In an interview today it was revealed by Martyn Mallick, BlackBerry’s VP for global alliances and business development, that about 20,000 of those apps are actually Android ports. Some major developers – such as Waze, eBay and Amazon – have decided to go this route to see how the platform performs before building native apps. Mallick noted that “Our users deserve to have great content. If that is the fastest way we can get some of that content, that’s great.”
BlackBerry will be releasing the BlackBerry Q10 soon. This is expected to hit several Canadian carriers in the next few weeks and a sign of progress occurred today as BlackBerry opened up Android app support for the QWERTY/Touch device. This means that devs can now start porting their apps over so it’ll reder correctly on the Q10. The display on the Q10 is 3.1-inches with a resolution of 720 x 720 and a 330 PPI.
With two BlackBerry 10 devices in market soon, hopefully this means that more big name titles will appear in BlackBerry World.