15,000 BlackBerry 10 apps submitted in 48 hours
Developers submitted 15,000 applications for RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform in fewer than 48 hours
RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform is going from strength to strength ahead of it January 30 launch. And today, another 15,000 applications were added to the company’s rebranded app suite, BlackBerry World.
The 15,000 applications were submitted in just 37.5 hours during a series of RIM-hosted port-a-thons, where developers were offered $100 for porting their apps over to BB10. Cash incentive aside, the ploy seemed to have worked – BB10, as each day passes, is looking more and more like the one to watch out for in 2013.
RIM recently said that it was more than happy with the number of applications it’d have in place at the launch of BlackBerry 10. Add to that the 15,000 created during the past week and the case for BlackBerry 10 grows all the more stronger. Microsoft, you have our permission to be officially worried.
We’ve pressed RIM on many occasions about exact numbers, ballpark figures, and estimates for how many applications will be available at launch but everybody it seems is keeping schtum. All the company has said officially on the subject is that it is happy with the number of launch-day applications and games.
All the UK's major networks have confirmed they’ll be carrying RIM’s new BB10-powered handsets once they’re officially released later on this quarter.
RIM will officially launch BlackBerry 10 on January 30.
We’ll have an update on the new OS ahead of the big day though, so stay tuned for that.