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BB 10 Jam World Tour Dates – Ready, Set, Code!!!

May 12, 2012 Comments off

That’s right the dates are set and Toronto’s is June 21st!!! You better believe “We Be Jammin'”! Developer Devices will be available to those that qualify – SWEET!


World Tour Locations

Take a look at the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour schedule and watch for more information coming soon.

North America

June 5 – Austin, TX, USA
June – California
June – New York
June 21 – Toronto, ON, Canada


May 29 – Milan, Italy
May 31 – Barcelona, Spain
June 12 – Paris, France
June 13 – London, UK
June 26 – Moscow, Russia
June 28 – Berlin, Germany
July 3 – Warsaw, Poland

Asia Pacific

July 4 – Delhi, India
July 6 – Beijing, China
July 9 – Singapore, Singapore
July 10 – Jakarta, Indonesia
July 12 – Sydney, Australia

Latin America

August – Buenos Aires, Argentina
August – Mexico City, Mexico

* A limited number of BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha devices are available for developers who qualify. Apply during the registration process to receive a device. If you received a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device at a previous BlackBerry developer event, you do not qualify for this offer.

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Last edited by Donny on May 12, 2012 at 12:33 PM

RIM CEO: A Message for First BB10 Device

May 2, 2012 Comments off

Hi Mr. Thorsten, 

Thus far you’ve gained a few raised eyebrows – not just for BlackBerry device fans, but also for those of us that hope RIM continues to thrive (Canadian patronage) and from those of us that have left for more modern OS’; myself included. 

I propose the following hardware specifications in light of yesterdays’ BB10 Alpha Device: 

Radio Stack: HSPA+ & LTE = Quadband & Tri-band respectively; nothing less. Also better quality phone call audio codecs – we want crystal clear sound for audio/video calls; nothing less!

hardware design: You mentioned you want to show your focus as being able to melt metal, well use that and show us a design (same screen size 4.2″, with same resolution 1024×768 IPS display) that allows Metal to be forged, maybe even a slight taper around the screen … almost a slight fall away to reveal the screen as a primary input/output medium that it is. Keep the soft back that is renowned on the current alpha and playbook device. You’ve gained WARM reception with the Bold 9900 … continue with that theme of professional design and build quality that your users expect. GIVE UP the cheap consumer devices … it belittles the brand … use metals & carbon fibre accents for premium devices while cheaper low/mid range devices use plastics exclusively. 

Audio: New DSP chipset … allowing for 48Khz audio. Stereo Speakers running at 10 Ohms with a 20-20’000Mhz audio range; nothing less!

Screen: Brilliance and direct mid-summer day brightness readability is a must; nothing less. 

Marketing: a culmination of the above! Start featuring WHAT makes a BlackBerry a BlackBerry … get down to basics, plain and simple: AutoText, Quick Messaging reads & responses (show a video with someone quickly typing a business response, accurately, efficiently with speed, while on a call with a conversations – show your business users that they can carry two conversations at once. Showing off 1 place for data to converge means nothing unless you can efficiently process and action that data). Focus on your target market, don’t insult them with quick qibs against the competition – don’t waste precious $$ to poke, insult or challenge your competition – they’ll eat you alive – focus on what YOU do best, focus on what YOU can & will accomplish and KEEP to it! Steadily show the progress OPENLY – it shows accountability and keeps a fire under your teams ass: giving them constant motivation! use your web channels to engage thoughts and responses from those customers willing to continue their patronage on your efforts!!



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BB Dev Alpha Device – Call Options

May 1, 2012 Comments off

Did any developer actually notice what was shown on the screen before getting the Dev unit in their hands?! No I’m not talking about Video Call option … but the Notes option!

This was available on BB OS 6 but I highly doubt anybody actually USED this function; actually Notes in Contacts is something RIM started and now available on ALL mobile platforms.Image

VERY interesting. I’d like to see how this “gesture flows” works during a call and seeing how BB users can continue their expected productivity vs increased productivity.

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BlackBerry Dev Alpha OS – Keyboard

May 1, 2012 Comments off

Very nice introduction RIM. I’m impressed about the keyboard technology … but something is missing. I believe the foundation of a new platform independent venture is at the cusp of fruition. 

[QUOTE=blueroom;14803654]I do like the predictive text keyboard. Would be nice on my iOS stuff.[/QUOTE]

YES! However I’d ilke to see something more powerful … something ALL platforms are lacking, yet hints of it in this demo from RIM’s BB 10 Dev Alpha OS.

– imaging typing and not only predictive text, nor even AutoText (iOS: Shortcuts in keyboard) presents auto word completion … but I’d like the previous think-tank research to come into this.
>> Think about typing and when you begin to type 3 words (works in longer sentences) … that the auto complete does this:
present the next word that most likely matches in a sentence,
then when selected presents the complete likely scenarios for a FULL sentence!
>> Make this language sensitive, for example those that speak in their native tongue typing a sentence has different structure thus basic google translation doesn’t quite work, but suggestive sentencing actually works more like human sentencing. IF THIS can be done … then this is the NEXT big $$.

^ My patent!

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