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Instagram, Google Voice, and more run on BlackBerry 10 thanks to Android (gallery)

There may not yet be an official Instagram app, but the Android one works quite well on the BlackBerry Z10.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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Instagram works well on the BlackBerry Z10

I've been using the BlackBerry Z10 as my daily smartphone and last week I mentioned . To fill in the app gap as BlackBerry continues to fill out their catalog, I installed several Android apps.

The folks at CrackBerry.com have a couple of great posts to help Windows and Mac users to sideload apps on your BlackBerry 10 device. I also found a helpful site that lists tons of Android apps you can install on your BB10 device.

A few of these Android apps appear in BlackBerry World, but most of what I show in this image gallery are sideloaded apps. Performance isn't always quite as good as native apps, but it's much better than I was led to believe, and having Android apps fill the gap is a viable option for BlackBerry 10 owners.

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Google Voice on the BlackBerry Z10

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Wunderlist is in the BlackBerry World store

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Amazon MP3 lets you access cloud music

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Flipboard looks great on the 4.2 inch display

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TripIt Pro helps me manage my trips

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YouVersion Bible is also in BlackBerry World

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Skydrive lets me access my content

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USAA Bank is functional on the Z10

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Pocket on the Z10

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