BlackBerry World

BlackBerry World out of the music and video business

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BlackBerry earlier today announced that a new licensing agreement with Amazon was bringing the Amazon Appstore to BlackBerry 10. Starting this fall with the release of BlackBerry 10.3, BlackBerry 10 users would gain access to some 240,000 apps including many of the most popular. A blog entry about today’s announcement also revealed that BlackBerry will shutter the music and video […]

RIM now accepting BlackBerry 10 app submissions

Research In Motion today announced that it has begun to accept app submissions for BlackBerry 10 devices. This means that apps submitted to the store starting today, October 10, are guaranteed to be reviewed, tested and ready for publishing when BlackBerry 10 launches in Q1 2013. This is a huge opportunity to be the first into the store and capitalize […]

BlackBerry 7 devices not upgradeable to BlackBerry 10

At BlackBerry World 2012, Research In Motion CEO Thorsten today reconfirmed that BlackBerry 7 smartphones will not be upgradeable to BlackBerry 10. Instead, the two operating systems are likely to co-exist. Heins explained that BlackBerry 7 would continue to power entry-level devices while higher-end devices would run BlackBerry 10. RIM continues to introduce new BlackBerry devices (such as the BlackBerry […]

BlackBerry World 2012: A closer look at the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha

Developers attending the BlackBerry 10 Jam (held in parallel to BlackBerry World) have been provided with a free development device known as the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha. It is designed to allow them to test their BlackBerry 10 applications before BlackBerry 10 devices are available. RIM also continues to reiterate that this is not the final design: The BlackBerry 10 […]

No BlackBerry 10 smartphones at BlackBerry World 2012

One of the biggest expectations for BlackBerry World is that Research In Motion will show off some BlackBerry 10 devices. That will not be the case unfortunately. “We are not unveiling any BlackBerry 10 hardware,” a company representative told CNET today. RIM will instead focus the event on the BlackBerry 10 software itself. The new operating system, based on QNX, […]

BlackBerry World keynote to be webcast live

BlackBerry World 2012 kicks off tomorrow and it hopefully marks the start of Research In Motion’s renewal. The upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system is set to take centre stage along with its new CEO, Thorsten Heins. For those of us unable to make it down to Florida for the event, RIM will offer a live webcast of Heins’s keynote presentation […]

BlackBerry 10 Jam attendees to get BlackBerry 10 prototype device

Attendees of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 Jam conference will not only gain “insights on the BlackBerry 10 platform; its strengths, the vision, and how developers can make applications that stand out, as well as drive usability and loyalty” but they will also walk away with a limited edition developer prototype device. Called the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha, the device will […]