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NewsPoster Jan 30, 2013 05:27 PM
Instagram, NetFlix, others absent at BlackBerry 10 launch
Despite a strong launch with 70,000 applications available, there are some notable holdouts on the new BlackBerry World store. A BlackBerry spokesperson told <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/278294==http://allthingsd.com/20130130/blackberry-10-boasts-some-key-apps-but-many-big-names-missing/" rel='nofollow'>AllThingsD</a> 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."<br />
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<em>Electronista</em> 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. <em>Electronista</em> was told that "if [Hulu] had had stable hardware months ago, then we would have been able to make more headway."
 
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