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Amazon's Android Appstore Coming To BlackBerry 76

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New submitter Hammeh (2481572) writes "BlackBerry announced they have reached a licensing agreement with Amazon to provide the Amazon Android Appstore to be shipped with BlackBerry OS 10.3, which is due to be released this fall. The Amazon Appstore will exist alongside the current BlackBerry World, bringing more than 200,000 Android apps directly to BB 10.3 devices. As part of the announcement, BlackBerry also outlined how they will be closing the Music and Video sections of BlackBerry World, as they will be provided by the Amazon Appstore. The question: is it enough to save BlackBerry in the consumer market, or is it too little, too late?
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Amazon's Android Appstore Coming To BlackBerry

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  • Finally (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Kardos (1348077) on Wednesday June 18, 2014 @10:16AM (#47262409)

    Now we get all the benefits of Blackberry's excellent hardware AND all the apps of Android. They should have had this a year ago!

  • wow (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Charliemopps (1157495) on Wednesday June 18, 2014 @11:14AM (#47263001)

    So I can have all the benefits of a closed source phone and OS, the fragmentation of Androids open source market AND blackberries compliance with the whims of 3rd world dictators? Fantastic! Maybe next they can figure out how to make the phone weigh as much as a desktop PC.

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