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article imageBlackberry teams up with Amazon to bring three times more apps

By Milton Este     Jun 20, 2014 in Technology
Good news for consumer and enterprise Blackberry users as over 240,000 new apps will arrive to Blackberry's AppWorld. Blackberry has partnered up with Amazon as a cost-cutting technique to bring more apps to users.
While the 'new' Blackberry aims to provide enterprise services, it has not forgotten about its consumer users. The deal with Amazon will bring previously unavailable apps such as Candy Crush, Minecraft, Netflix, Groupon, and Pinterest to the Blackberry platform.
BlackBerry chief executive John Chen describes this as "[it] will help BlackBerry continue to meet two essential needs: greater app availability for our smartphone users and enhanced productivity solutions for enterprises." This is no doubt another cost-cutting measure after already outsourced its handset production to Taiwan-based Foxconn.
Other developments will follow this change as well such as the Blackberry World music and video services. As of July 21, these services will be shutdown as third-party suppliers will be available.
This change will allow Blackberry to focus exclusively on the core development of their product and service solutions. Amazon would gain access to a greater customer base and Blackberry will no longer be preoccupied with approving app submissions.
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