At a conference on Tuesday, Nick Dawson [@nckdwsn] director of enterprise sales at RIM spoke with attendees explaining how BlackBerry 10 is an entirely new platform built from scratch. While he goes on to mention how zero code from BBOS is used in the new QNX powered BlackBerry 10 mobile computing platform, criticism on app support, considered to be RIMs weakest area was brought up. Dawson responded in kind, purporting that BlackBerry 10 will have over 100 thousands apps on launch. This is a good sign, as it’s expected App World is going for quality over quantity. How many apps for you really have on your phone? With BB10 now in the hands of over 50 carriers around the globe, the momentum leading toward Q1 2013 keeps on rollin! Hit the break to read key quotes and a link to the full article.
Dawson also took the opportunity to respond directly to ongoing criticisms that BlackBerry devices have always been limited in terms of apps and content access. He struck back and defended the 110,000 apps expected to be available by the time the BlackBerry 10 release date rolls around, stating that although “the fruit company says it has more, I’ve never met anyone who has more than 110,000 applications on their phone.”