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BlackBerry Media | 730 Comments BlackBerry teams up with Amazon to deliver Android apps on BlackBerry 10 Good news for BlackBerry 10 users today as the Canadian company announce a new deal they have struck with Amazon which will see the Amazon Appstore become available on BlackBerry 10.3 later in the year. Although getting Android apps onto our BlackBerry 10 handsets is pretty straight forward...

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Aug 30, 2014 Amazon GameCircle will be supported on the BlackBerry 10 Android Runtime
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When it comes to the BlackBerry 10 Android Runtime, there's been plenty of debate about whether or not it's good enough to fill the 'app gap' on BlackBerry 10. When the Amazon Appstore deal was announced I was rather skeptical about it all because right now, on official BlackBerry 10 releases the Android Runtime still has what I consider to be a few issues of concern.

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Aug 26, 2014 Bridge Construction Medieval - Free today from the UK Amazon Appstore
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Bridge Construction Medieval

Here's just a quick heads up that today's free UK app of the day from the Amazon Appstore is quite a beauty and in my opinion well worth checking out. Bridge Construction Medieval can be downloaded for today only at no cost and the game looks to provide hours of fun for all ages.

As the name suggests, this one is all about building bridges either to help you deliver supplies to your city or to trap the enemy and send them plummeting to their doom.

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Aug 08, 2014 BlackBerry App Roundup for August 8, 2014
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Jul 31, 2014 Amazon Appstore now in more countries
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Amazon Appstore now in more countries

Amazon says that its Appstore for Android is now available in 236 countries and territories following this recent expansion of 41 more regions. That said, not all apps within the Amazon Appstore catalog will be available in all regions due to local laws and restrictions on certain apps and content. However, for consumers, this will be another venue to purchase and download apps, which will be especially beneficial to BlackBerry customers who have access to Amazon's Appstore to deliver Android apps to their devices.

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Jul 19, 2014 HeroCraft's Ice Rage: Hockey available for free on the Amazon Appstore today!
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Although I'm not much of a sports fan, I do oddly enough enjoy playing a lot of sports video games, especially hockey games. I've been playing them since NHL 95' arrived back on the Super NES and Sega Genesis all those many years ago. Earlier today, StuBurke8 let me know that HeroCraft's awesome Ice Rage: Hockey was available on the Amazon Appstore for free so I decided to give it a go and it's pretty awesome.

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Jun 27, 2014 Amazon giving away 30 paid apps for free today and Saturday!
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Amazon App Store Sale

It looks like Bla1ze — CrackBerry's new Editor in Chief — is sleeping in this morning (he's still getting the hang of this whole waking up early to blog thing), so here's a little FYI for all of you running the Amazon App Store on your BlackBerry 10 phone.

For today and Saturday, Amazon is giving away 30 paid Android apps for free!

At the time of this posting, I have not checked each app to see how it runs on BlackBerry 10, so be sure to test things out and drop a note in the comments with your results. And if you're not running the Amazon App Store on your phone, click here for a tutorial on how to install it. It looks like US, India, Australia and the UK are all supported regions for this sale. That said, it may also show up in other regions, so if you find the apps are on sale for you be sure to spread the word. And keep in mind, the Amazon App Store will soon be officially supported by BlackBerry, so you can consider loading it up as a head start.

Here's a full list of apps and games covered by the Amazon App Store giveaway, which are temporarily available for free (31 in the US):

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Jun 23, 2014 What are the top three apps you install after purchasing a new device?
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The landscape for BlackBerry has changed a bit when it comes to apps available on the platform. Although it was never really hugely advertised, most CrackBerry readers are fully aware BlackBerry 10 can run a lot of Android apps out of the box with BlackBerry 10.2.1 and Snap, Amazon and others.

With native apps available and Android apps available I'm curious if anyone's app installation habits have changed and with it being brought up in the forums by antoscimento, now is a good time to ask. Do you now immediately load Instagram because you can? Do you go straight to native BlackBerry apps?

Let us know what your top three apps are that you immediately install when you get a new device or wipe your current one. It'll be interesting to see what ranks higher for some folks and what's lower on the priority list with all the changes. Drop some comments below or hit the CrackBerry Forums and let us know!

Check out some of our favorite apps in the CrackBerry App gallery

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Jun 21, 2014 Should BlackBerry and Amazon be working together on more than just apps?
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It's been a big week for BlackBerry, to say the least, and just about all of the news was positive. John Chen is definitely the real deal. Despite the surprise appearance of the new Passport and Classic (they rock!), the biggest news for me was the licensing agreement for the Amazon Appstore. And not for the reasons you think, but let's first look at the immediate benefits.

When the Passport and Classic launch in a few months, BlackBerry will basically triple the amount of official apps it has overnight, including big names like Netflix, Pandora, Spotify and Pinterest. The critics who carp about the "app gap" will be silenced and BlackBerry will have something truly awesome to boast - two robust app stores from two different platforms on one phone. Talk about a smorgasbord. I'm sure many of you already have the Amazon Appstore installed on your BlackBerry, which is as easy to accomplish as it is on any Android device. No special handling required. So why is this news a big deal?

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Jun 18, 2014 BlackBerry shutting down music and video stores on July 21st
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BlackBerry World

In addition to the big announcement today that the Amazon App Store will be coming to BlackBerry 10 later this year, BlackBerry also dropped word that they'll be shutting down their music and video stores on July 21st. Any media that you've already purchased (including music, movies and TV shows) will continue to be available, you just won't be able to purchase new content.

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Jun 12, 2014 Try Amazon Prime Music on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone right now
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By now you've likely read a headline or ten about Amazon's new Prime Music service. If not, it's a new service from Amazon for Prime account holders that offers up what Amazon claims to be over 1 million songs from their music catalog at launch. It's available for Mac, Windows, Kindle, Roku, Samsung Smart TV's, web browsers, and of course, iOS and Android. Missing from that list is BlackBerry 10 smartphones but no matter.

If you really want to give it a go the Android version of the app works perfectly fine on BlackBerry 10 devices including the downloading and caching of songs for offline use. Something a lot of other Android music services seem to have trouble with. (May be 10.3 related though) All you need to do is download the APK file which and install it. From there, login to your Amazon Prime account or if you don't have one, try out the free 30 day trial and you're up and running with Amazon Prime Music.

You can grab the APK directly from the Amazon App Store which I know at least some of you have installed and if not, you can download the Amazon App Store APK directly from Amazon themselves and install it directly to your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. No shady APK download sites to worry about.

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Jan 28, 2014 How to get Android apps on BlackBerry from the Amazon Appstore
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Amazon offers lots of great free and paid Android apps which can run on your BlackBerry Z10, Q10, Q5 or Z30 - here's how to get started!

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Dec 24, 2013 Get a free $5 credit for any app or game from the Amazon app store
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If you're running one of the latest leaks and looking to cash in on a little Christmas cheer, Amazon may have your answer. Their current promo will net you a free $5 credit good towards any app or game in their extensive catalog. All you need to do is download any app or game from the Amazon app store -- even a free one.

This does come with a few caveats however. First off you'll need to be running a leaked version of OS 10.2 on your device that allows for APK installs. If you're good there, make sure you have the latest version of the Amazon app store installed on your device. After that just fire up the app store, log in and download whatever you want. Shortly after (anywhere from one minute to an hour) you'll receive an email that the credit was added to your account. See the full details here.

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Nov 21, 2013 Amazon says they don't support the Appstore on BlackBerry 10, but 'please enjoy it'
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Loading up Android apps is all the rage thanks to the OS 10.2.1.1055 leak, and luckily there are plenty of ways to do so. One of the more popular ones seems to be the Amazon Appstore. While it's been a mixed bag for us as far as actually getting apps from the store to run, some users are reporting that they've had success -- even with paid apps. 

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