RIM provides Prototype BlackBerry Device to Developers

Posted on Mar 24 2012 - 11:29am by Manzar Chaudhury

RIM will provide developers a prototype BlackBerry 10 device so that they can design applications for future smartphones.

Research In Motion, the makers of the BlackBerry smartphone, however, has confirmed that the device will not be commercial BlackBerry 10 device.

Alex Kinsella, RIM’s social media manager, said,
“It’s not the final hardware or OS – it’s a device to help developers get started with designing for what’s coming.”

“It is a huge step forward on our path to eventually launching BB10. It is tangible evidence of the company making progress to finally shipping the device,” said Alec Saunders, the company’s Vice President of Developer Relations.

“The experience on this device from a consumer’s perspective is not in any way indicative of what the final experience on BlackBerry 10 will be like. We are holding that back to create the interest around that at launch time.

This is a tool the developer can use to get a jumpstart to build applications that will be great on a BlackBerry 10 device in the future,” he added.

the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha will be given to developers at RIM’s annual BlackBerry World conference in Florida.


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