Sources deny native Instagram or even port coming to Blackberry 10

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One of the things which riles up Windows Phone fans was that Instagram, considered a key app, was heading for Blackberry 10 before Windows Phone.

Now it seems those rumours have been widely exaggerated, with sources reporting to AllThingsD that the app may not be heading to what has been called an Enormous, Record-Breaking Flop.

“There will be no [native]Instagram for BB10 for now,” one of the sources said. “Frankly, I’m not sure there will ever be.”

Of course Blackberry could get the Android version to run on their emulator, which only supports Android 2.3 apps, but apps using the emulator have been described as “perform sluggishly and generally appear divorced from the rest of the operating system”, which means Facebook and Instagram may still not approve the app.

Blackberry would not confirm that issues regarding the Instagram app remains, but their evasive response speaks volumes:

“We have a strong partnership and are actively engaged around Instagram support for BB10,” said Martyn Mallick, BlackBerry’s VP Global Alliances, “but we do not have an availability date at this point.”

I guess those “1,000 of those top applications from around the world committed to BlackBerry 10" has some gaps after all.


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