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Holes in the BlackBerry 10 app store?

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.

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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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