BlackBerry offers free apps to Indian BB10 platform users

Smartphone vendor BlackBerry India on Friday announced free apps and special discounts to users across categories like games, music and productivity for users of its BB10 platform.

“BlackBerry is kicking off the winter festive season with a variety of offers on some of its most popular apps on the BlackBerry World. The offers will roll out throughout the month of December 2013,” said a BlackBerry spokesperson.

The offer would be available to users of handsets like Q5, Q10, Z10 and Z30, which run on its BB10 operating system across the world. The company does not disclose the number of its users.

New apps coming soon on BlackBerry 10

Under the first offer, BlackBerry will offer one free apps each day between December 1 and December 25. One free app per day from the likes of Angry Birds, Pacemaker and Monopoly would be available for free download for a 24 hour period.

Under the second offer, BlackBerry will launch its Hello Winter $0.99 Sale, where content will be offered at the discounted price during the entire month of December.

BlackBerry World has over 140,000 apps for BB10 OS. India in particular has been a robust growth market for us from an apps standpoint, so I am confident that we will see tremendous traction with these offers.

27-30 percent of its sales in India is of devices powered by the BB10 platform.

In India, the four BB10-powered devices are priced between Rs 22,000 and Rs 44,000.

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