Are there any major holes in the BlackBerry 10 app store, like Skype or Instagram, big name apps?
Thinking of giving the BlackBerry Q10 a spin, for a couple of months at least.
JanSt / MOD
Aug. 12, 2013 at 14:55
Skype for BB10 is available, but I can't say I enjoyed it. Uninstalled after 20 mins of, well... not much. Just like this http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-10-apps-f274/skype-bb10-what-disappointment-825988/
Instagram only as an Android port. Imho it sucks - like most Android ports, but hey, it gets the job done http://crackberry.com/instagram
Other weaknesses: Twitter. If you're used to Android, iOS, WP or even Symbian then Twitter on BB10 will shock you. It's bad. And since Twitter is baked into the OS - the hub etc, it becomes even more obvious how poor the actual Twit-experience is. Official app is so-so, and the 3rd party apps are all obsessed with UI glam versus functionality. They either lack multiple account support, or staples such as photo upload (!!!) etc...
Maps: BB's maps app is probably the worst. Ever. It's like the first Gmaps app for java phones. Only slower and crapper.
And there is no official gmaps app. Only web-apps wrapped into wannabe apps that come along as GMaps+ or Pro, etc.
If you're used to GMaps on other platforms, or Nokia's maps or, even Apple's own maps, BB's offerings will leave you dumbfounded.
After 3 weeks with the Z10 I'd say BB10 needs at least another 6 months. Probably more.
But it depends on your needs and expectations, of course.
On the plus side: the browser is probably the best on any mobile device.
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