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Big-name BlackBerry 10 apps available now (or very soon)

BlackBerry 10 is now officially out, and its list of available apps is not half-bad. Take a look at some of the titles that are available now on the revamped platform.

It is no secret that RIM is gunning for its revamped BlackBerry OS to occupy third place among mobile platforms (behind iOS and Android). To this end, the struggling company -- in particular Alec Saunders, RIM VP of Developer Relations -- has been making a strong push to lure developers in droves. While we can't say yet whether the masses are buying in, we can say that, so far, BlackBerry 10 has a good head start in the app department.

LinkedIn and Foursquare are shown here on the BlackBerry 10 platform. Both are available now on BlackBerry World. Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe/CNET

Around 70,000 apps are reported to be available for BlackBerry 10 from the BlackBerry World store now. Of these, perhaps the most important titles include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Foursquare. These are major titles that a lot of mobile users lean on, and without these big names, some might be wary of adopting RIM's revamped platform. What's more, I've tried the apps, and they look great and perform smoothly.

Facebook and Twitter are also now available from BlackBerry World. Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe/CNET

But of course, these big four aren't the only downloads coming to BlackBerry 10. Some of the more recognizable names already available or well on their way include:

Also, even though BlackBerry has never been known as a preferred platform for game enthusiasts, many users should be happy to know that some big-name game developers are porting their apps over:

With these developers onboard, BlackBerry 10 adopters will get to enjoy favorites like Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Jetpack Joyride, Fruit Ninja, Modern Combat 4, Plants vs. Zombies, and more. However, conspicuously missing from the list of game-developer partners is Zynga, which could leave fans of the "With Friends" series of word games unsatisfied. Keep in mind, though, this list will only continue to grow.