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BlackBerry to announce app licensing deal with Amazon: Sources

Published on Jun 18, 2014 8:25 PM
 
This file photo shows the BlackBerry 10 mobile platform being unveiled on Jan 30, 2013, in New York City at Pier 36. BlackBerry is set to unveil a licensing deal with Amazon.com that will allow the Canadian smartphone maker to offer about 240,000 Android apps from Amazon's app store on BlackBerry's new devices, according to sources. -- PHOTO: AFP

TORONTO (REUTERS) - BlackBerry is set to unveil a licensing deal with Amazon.com that will allow the Canadian smartphone maker to offer about 240,000 Android apps from Amazon's app store on BlackBerry's new devices, according to sources.

The vast line-up of applications will likely be available on BlackBerry 10 devices in the fall, when the company rolls out an upgrade to its operating system, said the sources.