15,000 Apps Submitted During BlackBerry #BB10Portathon


BlackBerry 10 is coming soon. There’s just over a couple weeks left until the global launch of RIM’s new OS and the company is making a big push to make sure the device has plenty of applications available on launch. To do this, RIM held a #BB10Portathon over the weekend and developers submitted over 15,000 apps to BlackBerry World. It’s not clear how many of those apps are Android ports versus native, but the number alone is impressive.

Video from the BlackBerry Devblog with an interview with Alec Saunders about the hackathon and more.