As the BlackBerry 10 release date nears, Research In Motion (RIM) is heating up the news related to the next offering from the firm. The company recently revealed that 19,071 BlackBerry 10 apps were submitted within 36 hours after the firm asked the developers to submit apps as a part of the third Port-a-Thon for BlackBerry 10.
Alec Saunders, Vice President of Developer Relations at RIM announced the submission of apps for BlackBerry 10 through his Twitter account congratulating the developing team at the firm. The first Port-a-Thon in mid-December resulted in 4,000 apps and the mid-January event witnessed the submission of 15,000 apps. The submission has increased with the nearing of the release date of the BlackBerry 10 OS and handsets, which is scheduled on January 30.
RIM seems to be following the policy of no holds barred as it plans to release of the new BlackBerry 10 OS and handsets in a global launch across New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Johannesburg, and Dubai. RIM has not yet revealed the type of applications, which will appear on BlackBerry 10 handsets.
Many analysts are debating the effect of the launch of BlackBerry 10 OS on the mobile operating system market, with Google and Apple acquiring most of the market share. UK retailers EE, Vodafone and O2 have expressed their intentions of stocking the new handset.
Talking about the BlackBerry 10 release, Phones 4u’s COO, Scott Hooton said, “We believe that BlackBerry 10 is going to exceed all expectations and strengthen the brand’s position at the forefront of mobile technology.” There have been many leaked images of the device giving the users a fair amount of idea, what the smartphone will look like. Will you buy the BB10 smartphone?