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RIM's BlackBerry 10 launch event (live blog)

Coverage of the launch of BlackBerry 10.

  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:57:37 PM
    Okay, Bhardwaj is off stage.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:57:43 PM
    "This is the new BlackBerry," Heins announces.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:58:02 PM
    We've been working with more leading application partners, Heins says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:58:26 PM
    Eight major studios, and major music labels have signed on to BlackBerry World, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:58:41 PM
    Now we're talking about apps.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:58:49 PM
    Hmmm, these "new" features seem very familiar and already available on other smartphone platforms.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:58:57 PM
    Martyn Mallick, VP of global alliances and business development, is on stage.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:59:15 PM
    Mallick thanks the partners to make it a huge success out of the gate.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:59:35 PM
    Many people didn't believe we could create a BB with good app experience, but we did, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:59:58 PM
    I can say with absolute confidence that decision to build a platform with developers has paid off.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:00:05 PM
    That's Mallick, not me.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:00:22 PM
    BB10 is launching with more than 70,000 applications available for the platform.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:00:35 PM
    With the momentum we've built, we'll see thousands of apps added each week, he says.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:00:39 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:00:41 PM
    So what about the favorite apps?
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 4:00:58 PM
    70K applications...but can you find a good e-book reader? Or news aggregator?
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:00:58 PM
    Yes, we have Skype committed to BB10, and Amazon Kindle, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:01:18 PM
    Also, What's App, SAP, and Angry Birds (Rovio) will be on BB10.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 4:01:30 PM
    Oh wait, Kindle has committed to BB10. Cool.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:01:30 PM
    We have more than 1,000 top apps from around the world committed to BB10.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:01:32 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:01:35 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:01:37 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:01:39 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:01:43 PM
    It's across every category and every region across the globe.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:01:44 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:01:55 PM
    Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn from social.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:02:11 PM
    EA, Gameloft, Disney, Sega are all on board.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 4:02:18 PM
    What about Flipboard I wonder?
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:02:30 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:02:31 PM
    WSJ, Bloomberg, NY Times, TuneIn, other media apps also on board.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:02:44 PM
    There are banking apps, travel apps, finance, health care and government.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:03:06 PM
    Mallick says RIM identified top targets for apps.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:03:20 PM
    We did this for global and local brands. We realize the importance of locally relevant content, he says.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:03:39 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:03:52 PM
    Hmm...does BB10 have Temple Run 2 or Clash of Clans? Those are my two current obsessions.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:04:11 PM
    BlackBerry World is now the one-stop shop for BB apps, game, music, and video, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:04:49 PM
    BlackBerry is following Google Play's strategy of being a hub for everything.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:05:06 PM
    There's definitely more to come, Mallick teases.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:05:14 PM
    Okay, Mallick is off the stage, and cue the promo video.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:05:16 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:06:46 PM
    The video is showing off the different apps, games, and media available on BlackBerry World. It does look like a good amount of stuff.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:07:15 PM
    Okay, Heins is back on stage.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:07:39 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:07:41 PM
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