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The Market Share Race is On! BBM vs Snapchat vs WhatsApp vs Kik vs Viber

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Here is my prediction for BlackBerry in the next 2 years: BlackBerry will go 100% enterprise and BBM will split off as a separate company with a valuation that rivals Snapchat. Anyone who is currently at BlackBerry is right now positioning themselves to either join the enterprise team and build a smartphone for Fortune 1000, or realize their passion is in consumer and join the BBM team.
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Free BitTorrent and µTorrent Remote App for BlackBerry 10

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BitTorrent Remote for BlackBerry 10 is an app that allows you to add Torrent files to your download queue to any computer running either BitTorrent or µTorrent clients. The app’s killer feature however, is the ability to download the file to your BlackBerry 10 device after your PC has done the heavy lifting.
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BlackBerry App World Reaches 1 Billion Downloads

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BlackBerry App World 3.0 beta is coming soon and the App World team has announced 1 billion downloads over the past 2 years. BlackBerry App World is now in over 100 countries with an average of 3 million downloads per day. Once App World has support for Android apps, we’re going to see a huge surge in app downloads as users will have more content to discover.

Read more about the announcement at Inside BlackBerry.

BlackBerry App Developers Don’t Promote Success Stories

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There has been a pretty consistent narrative being told by both media and analysts: BlackBerry as a platform is falling behind in providing consumers with decent applications and developers aren’t interested in the platform. Media will have you believe that it’s too difficult to code for BlackBerry, or that there isn’t any money to be made, but this simply isn’t true. It’s not that difficult to code for BlackBerry, especially now that there’s support for HTML apps. But what attracts a developer to the platform? I’d argue it has more to do with success stories and the potential to make something great. There is something inherently wrong with not BlackBerry as a platform, but as an existing developer base, and probably the media supporting it (BlackBerryCool et al is also somewhat to blame), that the right stories aren’t being told. Where are the success stories of big download and revenue milestones? They’re ever present in iOS blogs, but it’s hard to find the same stories on the BlackBerry platform, even though they exist.

Here are a few examples of powerful money stories that have been told for iOS:
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