BlackBerry’s Priv is in the limelight in the discussions surrounding the Canadian smartphone maker, but that does not mean the company is not focusing on its own operating system, BB OS 10. The company recently revealed that it is offering a slew of paid apps for free for a limited time.
Offer not for all
BlackBerry’s promotional offer is meant only for devices running on the BB 10 operating system, such as the Z10, Q10, Z3 (Leap), Z30, Q5, Passport, Passport Silver Edition, Classic, Porsche Design 9982, and Porsche Design 9983. BlackBerry also said that the device used and residing country of the users will determine whether these free apps will be available to them or not, and for this reason, it seems that this is not a universal promotion from the company. All the apps under the offer will be available for free download until Dec. 26.
Many popular apps on offer
PaperPusher Scanner is among the most compelling apps the company is offering for free. Users can use the app for scanning documents and then either save them on their device or send them to others. Super Street View is another such app. It offers BB 10 users a third-party client for Google Street View.
Other apps offered are ODF Office; Instant – Track Device Usage; Wherels; Metal Pixels; CineTV10, PhoneFinder — Locator + Device Protection; Penzus Clock; Evolution Web Browser with Ad Blocker; I’m Free — Quit Smoking; Penzus MMS; PicturePush; Recycle Bin 10; Penzus Fortune; Easy Task; TapCam Timer Camera; Brick Breaker Anubis; Privacy Suite Pro; and Camera Pro.
BlackBerry in a festive mood
BlackBerry is going festive because it has plenty of reasons to celebrate. The Canadian firm recently reported increased revenue for two consecutive quarters — the first time in the last two years. Apart from this, the latest flagship Android device from the company, the Priv, is also doing well. BlackBerry is going to base its decision of continuing with the handset manufacturing business on the success of the handset.
Recently, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the Priv sold well in the first 30 days, and this could mean that the firm may continue with its hardware business for the foreseeable future.