Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry has unveiled a host of new big name apps being released for its Blackberry 10 handsets.
The apps and brands joining the platform were announced at the BlackBerry Jam Asia Developer Conference in Hong Kong and include Flipboard, Angry Birds—GO!, Bloomberg, NBC, MSN, The Sims, and Discovery.
In recent years Blackberry has been squeezed by the success of Apple’s iPhone and handsets running Google’s Android operating system.
Earlier this week the firm announced it had received a buy-out offer from its biggest shareholder, Fairfax Financial which would see it taken private, a move would let it restructure without the scrutiny associated with its stock market listing.
“BlackBerry has a strong lineup of top brands building great applications for BlackBerry 10,” said Martyn Mallick, Vice President of BlackBerry World and Global Alliances at BlackBerry.
“We remain focused on bringing relevant, sought-after apps to the BlackBerry World storefront, and we are excited to announce and welcome these new partners to BlackBerry 10.”
The full list of apps announced is:
Business and Productivity Bloomberg, Citrix Receiver, CommonDesk ARCviewer, Evernote, First Direct Banking On The Go , HDFC Banking, ICICI bank and National Bank of Canada
Security and Compliance Cellcrypt Mobile, CommonDesk Compliance Engine, Fixmo Sentinel, Retain for BlackBerry Powered by GWAVA, RSA SecurID® Software Token and SafeNet MobilePASS and SafeNet Authenticiation Service (SAS)
Entertainment and Multimedia ABC Family, ABC Player, Discovery, E! Online, GMM TV, History App, Hype Machine, KK Box, KlikMusik, MTV Coke Studio, NBC, Quickflix, Sohu TV, Ultimate History Quiz, and Wowloud
Gaming Angry Birds—GO!, Bad Piggies, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Doodle Jump, Icy Tower Classic, Icy Tower 2, Real Racing 3 for BlackBerry 10 and The Sims FreePlay for BlackBerry 10
Lifestyle and Sports CBS Sports App, Kereta Api Indonesia, Kingsoft Powerword, MTV Nightfinder, The Perfect Year App by InsideHook, Qoo10, SBS Transit, Star Health and Zalora
News and Publications Channel NewsAsia, Flipboard, FTChinese.com, Her World Indonesia, Infokomputer for BlackBerry, MSN App and Shanghai Daily
Social Kaixin, QQ, Sina Weibo, and WeChat