I’m excited to announce that Geekbench 2, Primate Labs’ popular cross-platform benchmark, is now available for BlackBerry 10. Geekbench 2 for BlackBerry is available for download from BlackBerry World for $0.99.

While Geekbench 2 for BlackBerry will look familiar for those who have used Geekbench 2 for iOS or for Android, Geekbench 2 for BlackBerry features a new interface written for BlackBerry 10 using the Cascades API.

Writing a new interface on a new platform can be challenging. That wasn’t the case with BlackBerry 10, though. Cascades, which is based on Qt, is a very productive API. From start to finish, the new BlackBerry interface took half the time to write and has a third the code of the equivalent Android interface.

Even though the interface is different, Geekbench 2 for BlackBerry uses the same benchmarks as Geekbench 2 on other platforms. Not only can you measure the performance of your BlackBerry, you can also compare the performance of your BlackBerry with the performance of other handsets (such as the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III) using Geekbench.

Also, since Geekbench 2 was designed with multi-core processors in mind, Geekbench 2 for BlackBerry can measure the full potential of the dual-core processors found in the new BlackBerry 10 handsets.

Finally, Geekbench 2 for BlackBerry works with the Geekbench Browser. You can upload your Geekbench results from your BlackBerry and share them with other Geekbench users. You can also compare your results with any one of the 1.6 million results in the Geekbench Browser.

If you have a BlackBerry 10 device (such as the BlackBerry Z10), you can grab Geekbench 2 for BlackBerry from BlackBerry World today for only $0.99.