Netflix, Instagram, Skype
Ok, So they've announce they are in talks with Netflix and Instagram, and Skype is 'confirmed'.
But will they be here?
How sure are they that we are going to get these apps? Some of you may not use these apps but there are people who do, including me. I can't commit to buy the z10 until I see Netflix, Instagram and Skype CONFIRMED and shown on the OS.
Does anyone know if for sure those 3 apps will be on their way? I'd like to hear opinions.
02-05-13, 02:22 PM #2
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The only officially confirmed app is Skype.
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- 02-05-13, 02:42 PM #5
Seriously? Netflix is a deal breaker?
I don't care if BB ever gets Netflix. I think it is a time waster of the first degree. BlackBerry is for doers. I do care about Skype because it will allow some video chat and sharing of info with other platforms. If any one app is a deal breaker for someone I suggest they get something else and stop wondering. The Hub looks like the most advanced and useful UI imaginable.My BlackBerry. Just love it, love it, love it.
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02-05-13, 02:43 PM #6"I need to do extensive reading on this complex subject before I give an educated opinion." -- Web comment that has never been made
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02-05-13, 02:48 PM #7
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- 02-05-13, 02:49 PM #8I waited...It launched...Im still waiting...
- 02-05-13, 02:51 PM #10
I just can't believe they havent been able to GET Instagram and Skype onto the platform yet. I would feel a lot of regret if I end up getting the z10, and then they go back on their word by saying Instagram, Skype and Netflix (for my friend) won't go through. The reason I ask for certainty is because my current contract ends VERY SOON, and I have to decide on a new phone soon. If z10 doesn't get Skype (which is the TRUE dealbreaker here), I wont buy it. It is my main messaging platform outside of phones and all of my friends use it.
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02-05-13, 04:29 PM #13
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Obviously Netflix is a very important app for BB to get given it is clearly one of the top 3 apps continually asked for. I for one really want it there when the PlayBook is updated to BB 10. I want it there for my daughter's PBs. Do you have any clue how great it would be to have a PB tethered to my phone, and be able to have one of them be able to watch a kid's movie while we're stuck waiting at, say, a doctor's office? Or even just around the house over wi-fi on those -20+ winter days?
Maybe quit thinking you know what BB is, or who it's for, and be more supportive of people encouraging BB to get the apps people want.
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02-05-13, 05:56 PM #14
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I agree with you here and to add a point if people only want a phone for certain apps that are only a few compared to the 100s of 1000s out there then no wonder BB are having a bad day at the office over the last few years. BB have put their hands up and are now trying and are listening and i beleive corporate shares and responsibilities aside they want to genuinely give the customer the best possible experience and i support and applaude them for that. Netflix, Skype, Instgram wow im depressed if this is all that is important!
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02-05-13, 06:25 PM #16I can't commit to buy the z10 until I see Netflix, Instagram and Skype CONFIRMED and shown on the OS.To innovate is to create the MP3 Player, to revolutionise is to create the iPod.
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02-05-13, 06:27 PM #17
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THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I MEAN!
They said Skype is confirmed, but now Skype has confirmed it will only be an android port. What. A. Copout.
I know some of you will be like, It's STILL going to be available, It's microsoft's fault, It's just an android port, stop making such a big deal.
Why wouldn't I make such a big deal when stuff like this happens? Sure it will be available, but not as a native app? C'mon lets be serious here, They are never ever going to be able to compete with Apple, or Android if they keep backlashing on native apps like this. Skype not being a native app alone is a prime EXAMPLE of why Blackberry will always be behind (I will get alot of crap for this, but you know its the truth, and its just an EXAMPLE out of many). I suppose it's also Microsoft's fault Skype is available for Apple and Android. "It's an Android port", Yeah, one that needs to be run through a different OS/loader, knowing that Skype (A HUGE app) will not be running from the supposed great QNX/BB10 is a bummer.
What's next? Instagram will only be available through the website? Lmao
I still have faith..
- 02-08-13, 11:52 AM #20
BB really didn't do themselves a favor by putting that Android player in the OS. It will be a pain in their rear for quite a while and it will be hard to get rid of it and move developers to Native app development since so many will take the cop-out and it's simply easier to support a Player App than a separate Native BB10 application.
02-08-13, 12:32 PM #21
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With all the hundreds of milllions spent on the new platform and marketing you would think bb could have got the less than 10 apps it really needs for a paltry few million,either this is a deiberate move by bb, a complete denial of reality by thorsten,or the app makers fault. I find the latter to be least likely.
- 02-08-13, 12:55 PM #22
Re: Netflix, Instagram, Skype
How much can BBRY do? They can approach 3rd party developers, and try to convince them to build a native application, or to port an Android version. Or they can get permission to develop in house. But in the end, the 3rd party has all of the control.
We don't know what has gone on in their discussions, so we all have to accept that BBRY has done all t that they can.
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