BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha to be given to BlackBerry 10 Jam attendees

RIM will put the BlackBerry 10 operating system in the hands of developers this May by giving away 2,000 prototype devices at BlackBerry World.The company says it is relying on developers to familiarise themselves with the crucial new OS in order to build compelling applications for the platform, when it launches later this year.The company pulled a similar stunt at last year's BlackBerry World expo in Orlando, Florida, when it gave free PlayBook tablets to developers who then failed to produce an engaging suite of apps.This time RIM hopes it will be different.Saving it for launch buzzHowever, developers won't be getting the finished product, in fact RIM says the developer preview and prototype handset will look nothing like the completed designs."It's a huge step forward on our path to eventually launching BB10," said Alec Saunders, RIM's vice-president developer relations. "It's tangible evidence of the company making progress to finally shipping the device."The experience on this device fro

RIM to give out prototype BlackBerry device

TORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion plans to give developers a prototype BlackBerry 10 device to help them design applications for future smartphones that will run on a modified version of ...

Fri 23 Mar 12 from Reuters Technology

RIM giving out BlackBerry 10 devices to developers in May

RIM will put the BlackBerry 10 operating system in the hands of developers this May by giving away 2,000 prototype devices at BlackBerry World.The company says it is relying on developers to ...

Sat 24 Mar 12 from Techradar

Attendees of BlackBerry 10 Jam Conference receive BlackBerry 10 prototype

Developers who attend the BlackBerry 10 Jam conference will receive a prototype device in order to test out the upcoming OS from Research In Motion. I received an email from the folks over at ...

Fri 23 Mar 12 from Examiner

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