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Update: Flipboard for BlackBerry 10 now available to download

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One of the most beautifully designed apps has finally arrived on BlackBerry.

Flipboard, the popular magazine-style news aggregator, can now be downloaded for those using the BlackBerry Z10. The app itself allows you to ‘flip’ through trending news in various categories, plus gives you the ability to create your own magazine based on your interests and share it with your network (which somewhat competes with BlackBerry’s BBM Channels initiative).

It should be stated that Flipboard has just ported their Flipboard 2.0 Android app over to the BlackBerry World, but it’s still incredibly clean and useful.

Update: Looks like the app has been pulled from BlackBerry World. Now we wait.

Update #2: Flipboard has taken to Twitter and stated “Flipboard will be coming to select 10.2 OS Blackberry phones soon. Stay tuned for the launch of Flipboard on Blackberry.”


Update #3: BlackBerry announced the Z30 yesterday, plus that BlackBerry OS 10.2 would be available mid-October, but checking out BlackBerry World shows Flipboard already available to download. Unfortunately, it’s only available to those who have the Z30.


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Via N4BB

  • JC

    well that didn’t last long..

  • Dimitri

    Could have been a issue with the app or BlackBerry pulled it for something they saw? We shall find out soon.

    • JB

      Only ran on 10.2 like feildrunners 2 before them. Or could be waiting for official 10.2 announcement.

    • Dimitri

      Most likely. I am glad and happy to see more apps coming to BlackBerry still!

    • JB

      Completely agree. The apps have been coming quite frequently. My z10 is the best phone ive ever owned and I came from a flagship android.

  • JB

    I got it, and it ran very smooth. Apps just keep on rolling!

  • J-Ro

    I was waiting for this. I have Pulse side loaded but I like the UI of Flipboard. The app works great so far.

  • Tony Sarju

    I don’t know why reading this article reminded me to get my Z10 out of the drawer and update it to BB10.2

    • Raj Brar

      I did it and it was the best upgrade for an OS since I got Windows 95. No joke, plus the unlocked Android Player is great. Go nuts side loading everything.
      PS
      Raj from HWD

    • Tony Sarju

      Small world. I can’t tolerate using a BB as my main device anymore since switching over to Android. I just mess around with the Z10 for testing purposes.

    • Raj Brar

      I understand that Android has some great features, having tried the different OS’s, I feel that BB10 offers a good experience in terms of core phone features. The original 10.00 OS was flaky and was missing features that I got used to. 10.2 has brought in features that makes using it that much better. Toast notifications, Hub, true multitasking, call quality and HDMI. I know it doesn’t have all the most popular App out there but I have been happy with the selection so far. After official 10.2 release, I look forward to more Android ports on Blackberry World with the updated 4.2.2 Jelly Bean runtime. Android is a mature OS and sold millions of phones, has had time to grow up. In 8 months, I have seen BB10 improve in many ways. Give it the time that Android or iOS got, it would also mature (unless they break up the company). Let me know how BBM is coming along on the Android device you got.

    • Tony Sarju

      After my time at RIM, it became very clear how they are completely disorganized and have no clue how to make the right decisions. BB10 had great potential but it is not a big success due to the lack of sales and the overwhelming dependency on Android apps. I believe the company should be broken down and sold off.

      Ps. BBM for Android is performing a lot better although they should have utilized Android design guidelines.

  • Mobile Phones Fan

    Turns out it was a fake app, apparently derived from the Android APK but not released from Flipboard directly.
    .

  • Fuzzyfish6

    Good job on the security and approval process on your appworld there blackberry…

  • Ed Ethan

    at last

  • Plazmic Flame

    Good job steadying the ship BlackBerry, almost there!

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