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Instagram, NetFlix, others absent at BlackBerry 10 launch

updated 04:26 pm EST, Wed January 30, 2013

Missing apps timetable for arrival not known, may be distant

Despite a strong launch with 70,000 applications available, there are some notable holdouts on the new BlackBerry World store. A BlackBerry spokesperson told AllThingsD that it is "in talks" with both Instagram and Netflix for future inclusion in the ecosystem. Also missing are Spotify, Pandora, Hulu, and a dedicated YouTube application. No timeline for addition was provided, and the spokesperson said that they "could not confirm when those apps will make their way into the store."

Electronista spoke with a source at NetFlix who told us that the app was "far from complete" and blamed BlackBerry for lack of support pre-release. BlackBerry has claimed in the past that it has close corporate relations with Facebook, so the lack of Instagram at launch is notable.

A representative at Hulu told us a similar story as NetFlix did. Electronista was told that "if [Hulu] had had stable hardware months ago, then we would have been able to make more headway."

by MacNN Staff



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