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BlackBerry 10 launches with a ton of big apps, including Skype, Kindle, Facebook & more

BlackBerry Apps

The company formerly known as RIM launched its new BlackBerry 10 platform for mobile devices today with an impressive list of applications.

BlackBerry (RIM’s new name) said it has over 70,000 apps for the platform (although most of those might have been available already), including a ton that are already available on rival platforms. This is essential because BlackBerry devices have undoubtedly declined in popularity among consumers.

BlackBerry also touted BB10 support for mobile games from companies such as EA, Disney, Rovio, Sega, and Gameloft.

And in addition to the big-name apps, BlackBerry also tried to entice developers to submit apps to the platform by offering them $100 per approved application.

We’ve compiled a short list of BB10 apps mentioned in today’s BlackBerry World event below.

List of BlackBerry 10 apps:

  • Box
  • Reuters
  • Evernote
  • Whatsapp Messenger
  • Kindle
  • Skype
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • ESPN ScoreCenter
  • Foursquare
  • LinkedIn
  • Rdio
  • NYT
  • TuneIn
  • SoundHound
  • Slacker Radio
  • The Economist
  • Songza
  • The Weather Channel
  • Angry Birds
  • Flickster
  • Dropbox
  • WSJ
  • WebEx
  • USA Today

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