Despite a strong launch with 70,000 applications available, there are some notable holdouts on the new BlackBerry World store. A BlackBerry spokesperson told AllThingsD
that it is "in talks" with both Instagram and Netflix for future inclusion in the ecosystem. Also missing are Spotify, Pandora, Hulu, and a dedicated YouTube application. No timeline for addition was provided, and the spokesperson said that they "could not confirm when those apps will make their way into the store."
spoke with a source at NetFlix who told us that the app was "far from complete" and blamed BlackBerry for lack of support pre-release. BlackBerry has claimed in the past that it has close corporate relations with Facebook, so the lack of Instagram at launch is notable.
A representative at Hulu told us a similar story as NetFlix did. Electronista
was told that "if [Hulu] had had stable hardware months ago, then we would have been able to make more headway."