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This article was published on September 26, 2013


BlackBerry confirms Flipboard is heading to BlackBerry 10 soon

BlackBerry confirms Flipboard is heading to BlackBerry 10 soon Image by: AFP/Getty Images
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

BRITAIN-US-BUSINESS-BLACKBERRY BlackBerry may be on its final legs as a consumer brand, with prospective new owner Fairfax ready to refocus the ailing firm on its core enterprise market, but it has triumphantly trotted out a list of new partners that are launching apps for its BlackBerry 10 platform.

Actually, that’s not strictly true, since it included apps that are ‘now available’ — such as Evernote for BB10, which landed back in August, and messaging app WeChat.

Flipboard, Bloomberg, ‘Angry Birds—GO!’ and ‘Bad Piggies’ are arguably the biggest names on the list, which is dominated by brands from Asia. That’s no coincidence since the BlackBerry Jam Asia event took place in Hong Kong today.

The bad news: Flipboard isn’t available for BlackBerry 10 yet… but it is coming soon, BlackBerry says.

That’s pretty much what Flipboard said three weeks ago:

➤ Top Brands Bring New Apps to BlackBerry 10 Customers [BlackBerry]

Thumbnail image via Leon Neal / AFP / Getty Images