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.
â€œThere will be no [native] Instagram for BB10 for now,â€ one of the sources said. â€œFrankly, Iâ€™m not sure there will ever be.â€
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 â€œperform sluggishly and generally appear divorced from the rest of the operating systemâ€, 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:
â€œWe have a strong partnership and are actively engaged around Instagram support for BB10,â€ said Martyn Mallick, BlackBerryâ€™s VP Global Alliances, â€œbut we do not have an availability date at this point.â€
I guess those â€œ1,000 of those top applications from around the world committed to BlackBerry 10" has some gaps after all.