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Buyers beware, many BlackBerry 10 Apps aren't compatible with Q10 smartphone

Al Sacco | May 2, 2013
When I reviewed the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone, the Z10, in January, I had mostly good things to say but also expressed concern that big-name app publishers were not throwing their support behind the new platform by building BlackBerry 10 apps.

"It makes sense for all BlackBerry 10 developers to make their apps compatible with both touch and QWERTY handsets simply because it requires almost no effort to support both. The main exception is always a game, but with a full keyboard there are creative ways to go about the experience that developers may or may not enjoy."

Only time will tell if app fragmentation within BlackBerry 10 will become a significant issue, but one thing is clear: BlackBerry Q10 owners may have a more limited app selection than Z10 owners, and potential buyers who want the most possible applications may want to weigh their options before picking the Q10 solely because it has a QWERTY keyboard.

 

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