As the official Blackberry 10 launch event grows ever closer, we are seeing more and more third party developers releasing apps for the platform. Blackberry users will certainly be happy to know that there’s going to be no shortage of apps available after the official launch early tomorrow.
Of course, a couple stragglers will make their way to platform after all the fuss is over. Some developers are probably waiting to see how successful Blackberry 10 is before porting their stuff. That being said, we’ve had a couple more apps make their way to Blackberry World that are surely going to put a smile on our faces- or at least some lucky Blackberry 10 users’ face.
BitTorrent and uTorrent Remote Apps Available for Blackberry 10 at Launch
If you’re no stranger to the world of torrents, then you’ll appreciate BitTorrent and uTorrent immediately. If you don’t realize what these apps are, then just trust me when I say it’s good news that they’ve arrived on Blackberry 10!
Both of the apps are designed to allow Blackberry users to manage their downloads remotely through the BitTorrent and uTorrent download clients. Subsequently, if you’re downloading files you can pause, resume, stop or cancel them directly on your Blackberry 10 device with these apps.
Of course, both apps have been available for iOS and Android for some time now, so they’re not exclusives, but that’s of no consequence. If you’re an avid torrent user and a Blackberry enthusiast, you’ll be happy to know that both apps will be available as soon as you get your hands on your new BB10 device!
ooVoo Free Video Chat and IM App for Blackberry 10
ooVoo is a free video chat and IM suite that allows users to communicate one another via a Skype-like interface. Essentially, as long as you have an active wireless connection you can communicate with others for free.
ooVoo even took the time to send out a press release on all the indispensable features of their upcoming app. Unfortunately, ooVoo will be releasing for Blackberry 10 sometime later this year. At least we know it’s coming soon though, right?
Here, are all the pertinent quotes from the press release:
The BlackBerry 10 platform allows the ooVoo service to easily integrate with voice, video and the remarkably fast BlackBerry 10 browser, which will give BlackBerry 10 customers a multiplatform solution for video chat and instant messaging with friends, family and colleagues. With ooVoo, up to 12 contacts can connect at the same time, allowing customers to stay connected and share experiences.
“ooVoo serves more than one billion minutes of video each month to subscribers. By bringing ooVoo HD video chat to the BlackBerry 10 platform BlackBerry 10 customers will be able to video chat andshare videos anytime with the millions of ooVoo’s daily active users on virtually any mobile or desktop platform,” said Jay Samit, President of ooVoo.
ooVoo will be integrated into the basic calling functionality in BlackBerry 10, making it easy for customers to flow directly from a voice call to an ooVoo video call. ooVoo’s cloud-based service provides remarkable video quality. BlackBerry 10 customers will be able to chat cross-platform, and take advantage of the social features that ooVoo provides, for free.
ooVoo’s innovative Watch Together™ feature allows customers to have group video viewing experiences within video calls. ooVoo’s customers can incorporate video calling with friends and family into their daily lives by, for example, bringing friends along on shopping trips through ooVoo to get real-time opinions on choices, or mommy group members showing the latest happenings – whether milestone or mysterious spots – for opinions in real-time.
So basically, all of ooVoo’s most striking features will be integrated into the Blackberry 10 platform after installing the app. This is fantastic news, especially considering Blackberry has always had some remarkable accessibility options when it comes to communication (cue in BBM).
What Do You Think About These Apps?
Are you excited that these apps are coming to Blackberry 10? Is this the type of content you’d like to see more of with Blackberry 10? Will you use the BitTorrent and uTorrent remote apps with your Blackberry 10 device? What about ooVoo when it launches? Let us know in the comments below!