[UPDATE] The video has been removed from this post for editing purposes and will be re-inserted when complete –Ed.
Apps are an important part of any mobile ecosystem, and we’ve been working with partners and developers from around the globe to help ensure that no one will feel lacking in apps and content on BlackBerry 10. I’m happy to say the we’ll be launching with 70,000 apps in BlackBerry World as well as content from some of the world’s leading entertainment partners.
Marty Mallick, VP Global Alliance and Business Development, BlackBerry, took the stage at the BlackBerry 10 global launch event to address the crowd.
“Thank you for your passion your partnership and your commitment,” he said to our developers. “Their belief in BlackBerry 10 is amazing and has helped us make this launch a huge success – right out of the gate! We already have 70,000 applications available for BlackBerry 10 and with the momentum we have built…we will continue to see thousands of apps added to BlackBerry World each and every week.”
Marty then aired this video of just how excited developers are for BlackBerry 10:
BlackBerry World has over one thousand of the top apps from around the world for BlackBerry 10, and one of the most robust music and video catalogs in mobile today – with most movies coming to the store the same day they are released on DVD. And for all you social media addicts out there, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare apps are preloaded for BlackBerry 10. We’ve worked hard to deliver what you’re looking for on BlackBerry 10, and leading application providers including Disney, Cisco, Foursquare, Skype and Rovio have committed to the platform.
In total, we’ve got those apps and many more to come. Stay tuned to the Inside BlackBerry Blog in the coming weeks and months as more and more apps become available for BlackBerry 10.