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New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-19-2014
My Device: q 5
My Carrier: fido

new apps needed

It would be nice to have the apps like "Magic jack" and "Text plus" available to blackberry users. They r good apps for people that travel out of their local calling area. Is blackberry soon to join the other smartphone companies with these kind of apps?
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Posts: 58,456
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: DTEK50 (AAI82), PRIV (AAI795), Z10/Z30/Q10 (, Playbook (
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: new apps needed

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

It is important to understand that, with only a few rare exceptions, the device manufacturers do not "pull" apps from the developer community. Rather, the developers choose which platforms they desire to support, and then write their app for that platform and push it out through the various vendor portals. Hence, the proper direction for your question is to the developers of the specific apps you desire...pressure them to support BB10.

Good luck!

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Posts: 22,027
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS; PlayBook w/OS
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Re: new apps needed

Are you running OS 10.2.1? If so, you can load the Android version directly on the device. Pretty good chance they will work on BB10 device.

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