As BlackBerry prepares to roll out the Z10 in the US, there may be a notable app missing: Netflix. Before the launch of BlackBerry 10, the company said that it was "in talks" with both Netflix and Instagram for apps. Instagram, however, has reportedly decided to wait before making a native app, and now talks with Netflix seem to have stalled as well. "We have no current plans for a BlackBerry app," a Netflix spokesperson told AllThingsD.
BlackBerry touted 70,000 "launch apps" for its new operating system, including Skype, Rdio, and a number of mobile games. Some of its most high-profile apps, however, aren't being made by the original developers: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are all from BlackBerry and third parties. On phones, Netflix isn't as vital as a social network like Instagram, and it could end up on the platform later. Right now, though, it's another reminder of what Android, iOS, or Windows Phone users will be giving up if they switch.