Yesterday there were some pretty big announcements regarding what apps would be coming to BlackBerry 10 devices (ahh, Skype anyone?). Today, BlackBerry has announced a boat load of new partners that will be bringing their apps to BlackBerry 10 as well. The list includes Bloomberg, CNBC, Nat West, RBC, Gameloft, Rovio, Halfbrick and many more. We expect there will be plenty more of these on the way as well, but it's awesome to see so many great companies supporting BlackBerry 10 out of the gate. Keep reading for the full press release.
BlackBerry welcomes more than 1000 of the top app partners with relevant, local content from every region of the globe
WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - January 31, 2013) - A phenomenal lineup of top brands and applications have committed to the BlackBerry® 10 platform, giving the new platform the strongest content offering of any first generation mobile platform at launch. Yesterday at the BlackBerry 10 launch event in New York, BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: RIMM)(TSX: RIM) announced that 1000 of the top app partners will be making their applications available on the BlackBerry® WorldTM storefront. The partners range from leaders in social media to the top games, sports, productivity, lifestyle apps, and more.
BlackBerry Vice President of Global Alliances and Business Development, Martyn Mallick took to the stage yesterday to showcase some of applications committed to BlackBerry 10, and attendees were able to play with some of the applications for the new platform.
"Being able to announce 1000 of the top app partners is a testament to the strength of BlackBerry 10, the ease of developing for this powerful new platform, and the remarkable opportunity that it represents for developers and brands alike," said Mallick. "We have focused on bringing the most relevant apps to BlackBerry 10 - whether they are global leaders in their categories, or whether they are regional must-have apps. We are thrilled and want to thank all the developers that have shown such strong support of a platform before it has commercially launched. We share in their excitement and belief in BlackBerry 10."
Here are just some of the apps and games committed to BlackBerry 10. Many of these apps will be available at launch with others to follow:
Business and Productivity
-- Bloomberg, BMC Service Desk & Remedy, Box, Cisco WebEx Meetings, Citrix
Podio, CNBC, Dictionary.com, Emirates NBD, Harmon.ie, IBM Notes
Traveler, ING DIRECT Canada, Nat West, RBC, RBS, SAP, TD Bank Group and
-- 10tons: Sparkle, Joining Hands, Azkend, King Oddball, Azkend2, Ironworm,
Dragon Portal and Boom Brigade 2
-- Disney Mobile Games: Where's My Water? and Where's My Perry?
-- Electronic Arts: A great selection of their top games including, Mass
EffectTM Infiltrator, Flight Control Rocket, The SimsTM FreePlay and
-- Fishlabs: Galaxy on Fire
-- Funkoi: Alpha Zero
-- Gameloft: A great selection of their top games, including Asphalt 7:
Heat, The Amazing Spider-ManTM, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, The Dark
-- Halfbrick: Jetpack Joyride, Fruit Ninja
-- JoyBits: Doodle God & Doodle Devil
-- Rovio: Angry Birds Classic, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Bids Space and
Angry Birds Seasons
-- Square One Games: Square One and InXile
-- SEGA: Sonic4TM Episode 1
-- ZeptoLab- Cut the Rope, Cut the Rope: Experiments
-- AccuWeather, Air Canada, Air France, DStv Mobile, Dr. Oetker
Rezeptideen, Easyjet, FlightAware, Flixster, KLM, Manulife Financial,
President's Choice Recipe Box, SkyScanner, Spotcast, StubHub, The
Weather Channel, The Weather Network, Tim Hortons TimmyMeTM, United
Airlines, Wikitude, WisePilot, Yellow Pages Group and Zara
-- Absolute Radio, Al Jazeera, Allocine, Astral Radio, BBC Worldwide- Top
Gear, BubblePix, Channel 4, Corus Entertainment- Radio, Deezer, E!
Online, eMusic, Europe 1, Kiss Kube, MTV Italia, Nobex Radio, NOS, N-TV
Nachrichten, Occipital 360 Panorama, OxygenLive, Pacemaker, PaperCamera,
Rdio, Shahid.net, SiriusXM, Slacker, Songza, SoundHound, TuneIn, and
-- AFP News, Amazon Kindle, CBC (News, Radio, Music, Hockey Night in
Canada), Economist, elmundo.es, El Pais, Grazia Italy, Handlesbaltt,
kicker, Leo Dictionary, MailOnline, Maxim, News24, New York Times,
NU.nl, PressReader, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, The Independent,
The London Evening Standard, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and
-- Badoo, Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn, ooVoo, Skype, Tuenti Social
Messenger, Twitter, Viber, Whatsapp and Xing
CBSSports.com, ESPN ScoreCenter, Goal.com, L'equipe, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment's Maple Leafs Mobile App and Raptors Mobile App, MLB.com At Bat®, NHL GameCenter, PGA Tour, Runtastic, Sports Tracker and UFC
Continuing to build out a rich and robust content offering for BlackBerry 10 customers, on January 28, BlackBerry announced content partnerships with leading music labels, movie studios and TV broadcasters making BlackBerry World a one stop shop for all app, games and multimedia content for BlackBerry 10. http://press.blackberry.com/press/2013/new-blackberry-world-for-blackberry-10-to-include-extensive-catalogue-of-songs-latest-movies-and-tv-shows.html