BlackBerry has announced that it has signed a deal with Amazon to bring more than 200,000 Android apps to BlackBerry devices from the Amazon App Store.
In the official press release, Blackberry said, ?We have announced a licensing agreement for the Amazon Appstore to bring more than 200,000 Android apps to you this fall when the BlackBerry 10.3 operating system launches.?
With the agreement signed by both parties, Blackberry users will be able to access popular apps such as Groupon, Netflix, Pinterest, Candy Crush Saga and Minecraft ? all available for direct download!
Aside from this, Blackberry will still continue to offer BlackBerry World where the features of the Blackberry 10 operating system rely. Thus, the choice is now in your hands. You can choose to access BlackBerry World or the Amazon Appstore or both for thousands of applications to enjoy! So, that?s two stores ? with more apps ? and greater choices.
But there?s more. Those are just some of the great things you can have from the partnership of Blackberry and Amazon.
In addition to the greater and wider selection of apps, you will be able to access video and music services through a number of popular third party services which are available through the Amazon Appstore and BlackBerry World. Great isn?t?
However, BlackBerry World will continue to offer music and video services via third party applications as they will be closing the music and video sections of their store on July 21st. But they promised ?Blackberry users that those previously downloaded content will be available after that date through MyWorld.
?We?re excited to be working with Amazon to deliver the apps and content that you?ve been looking for. It?s an exciting new day for BlackBerry 10 device owners. We look forward to hearing from you about what apps you are looking forward to downloading,? Blackberry finally said.
Stay tuned for more information about the Blackberry and Amazon Appstore!
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