As we’ve said many times before, BlackBerry 10 has an app problem. And now PCMag has taken the time to figure out just how big this problem is and has found that BlackBerry’s new platform offers only 34% of the 102 most popular apps available for iOS and Android. By contrast, PCMag found that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 currently offers 63% of the most popular iOS and Android apps, giving its app ecosystem a significant advantage over BlackBerry’s. PCMag’s study counts both native platform apps and “functional equivalents,” so it’s likely that the publication counted all the Android apps that have been ported over to the BlackBerry 10 store in recent months.
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.