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BlackBerry Z10: My First Week
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FritzNelson
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FritzNelson,
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3/28/2013 | 3:56:39 PM
re: BlackBerry Z10: My First Week
I'm reasonably sure BlackBerry will get the apps over time, even if it just means porting Android versions, which seems like it would be a simple enough solution for developers who aren't sure. ("Seems.") I agree with you that the financial-oriented apps are vital; it's funny how I've come to rely on them being on my smartphone over the past year alone, from depositing checks (using the phone camera) to checking account balances and transferring money to making payments at retailers with apps or PayPal.
ChrisMurphy
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ChrisMurphy,
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3/28/2013 | 1:39:17 PM
re: BlackBerry Z10: My First Week
you cite really important examples of missing apps -- Bank of America and American Express. Pure app makers like Evernote might have enough incentive to quickly make a BlackBerry version, but we'll likely see hesitation from non-tech companies with apps -- Starbucks, Walgreens, BMW (Eric Zeman just posted an IW story on BMW's iPhone app). that's a tough challenge for BlackBerry, and a big factor for me personally as i'm also coming up on my contract renewal.


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