RIM to dish out 2,000 BlackBerry 10 developer phones in May

RIM to dish out 2,000 BlackBerry 10 developer phones in MayRIM is hoping that the arrival of BlackBerry 10 later in the year will magically reverse its ailing fortunes. Good luck with that, guys.

In the meantime, developers in attendance at BlackBerry Jam, which runs in parallel with BlackBerry World in May, will be given a little something called the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha.

So what the hell is it? Well, RIM stresses that it’s not a device intended to hit the market. Instead, it’s a developer-oriented prototype chap running a modified version of the PlayBook OS.

“The purpose of this seeding is to give BlackBerry 10 Jam developer attendees a testing device to create excitement as they start to develop BlackBerry 10 applications alongside us.

“To be clear, this is not a BlackBerry 10 device. It's the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha. It includes a modified version of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS which shows the path to the BlackBerry 10 OS, which has been customized to a phone. This device will allow developers to test the applications they are building with our BlackBerry 10 toolsets.”

This year’s BlackBerry Jam and BlackBerry World go down from May 1 to May 3. Stay tuned for, uhm, lots of BlackBerry stuff and that.

via: CrackBerry

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 24, 2012 at 19:34

Isn't that like 4 phones per developer? :p

Just kidding. There are good BB apps.

Treab  Mar. 24, 2012 at 22:25

yeah but with 1 good app for 25000 crap ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 24, 2012 at 22:31

Well on the Play Store and App Store it's about 1:10000000000000000000 good to crap apps.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 24, 2012 at 22:42

LOL
I was looking at the Play Store today using a friend's Xperia S... Seems the top apps have been the same for...ever?!

And most apps still have this cartoonish look with loadsa distractions... BaaaaaaaahaaAaa

Treab  Mar. 25, 2012 at 00:29

Well on the Play Store and App Store it's about 1:10000000000000000000 good to crap apps.

i knew this day would come... MATT OWNS A BLACKBERRY

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