On Tuesday it was announced that embattled smartphone maker Research in Motion will, indeed, get some major support for its BlackBerry 10 by social networks Facebook and Twitter.
At the BlackBerry Jam Americas event, RIM confirmed that it will have apps from the big four social networks for BlackBerry 10 at launch. The “big four” include Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and LinkedIn.
According to All Things D, the company demonstrated the Facebook app and “it looked very similar to the iOS app.”
Later in the keynote, Foursquare took the stage to demo its BlackBerry 10 app, which looks much more like a native BlackBerry 10 app, complete with the “cards” and sliding panels that make up the Cascades framework.
Twitter or LinkedIn were not demonstrated on platform.
As of this writing, BlackBerry 10 is scheduled to debut in the first quarter of 2013.