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Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile to offer BlackBerry 10 devices at launch

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Can't wait for RIM's big mobile refresh? Neither can major US carriers, apparently. Just like Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile have confirmed that they'll be carrying BlackBerry 10 devices at launch, too. Hardly a surprise, considering all three carriers have stocked RIM hardware in the past -- but still an...
Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile to offer BlackBerry 10 devices at launch

RIM closing the Android market “cesspool” on the PlayBook

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“[P]iracy is a huge problem for Android devs, and we don’t want to duplicate the chaotic cesspool of Android market.” Research In Motion is planning to drop the ability to sideload Android applications on its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, citing that 53 percent of surveyed Android developers believe app piracy is...
RIM closing the Android market “cesspool” on the PlayBook

BlackBerry 10: Where Does The Company Go From Here?

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The exuberance of the young man sitting next to me was hard not to note. We were sitting in the front row of the press section at the BlackBerry 10 keynote launch in New York City on Wednesday awaiting the start of the show - and he was practically bouncing...
BlackBerry 10: Where Does The Company Go From Here?

RIM Pulls In 15,000 New BB10 App Submissions

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Research In Motion’s efforts to incentivize developers to port their apps to its new BlackBerry 10 operating system appear to be paying off. Over the weekend RIM held two Portathons during which developers were urged to port their apps to BlackBerry 10. The incentive offered: $100 for any app approved...
RIM Pulls In 15,000 New BB10 App Submissions
RIM drops app-sideloading support thanks to “Android Market Cesspool”

Meet the man who would make BlackBerry apps cool

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Alec Saunders has accomplished the seemingly impossible and gotten developers interested in RIM's new mobile operating system, which is set to be unveiled this week. [Read more]...
Meet the man who would make BlackBerry apps cool

RIM not totally flushing Android’s cesspool on PlayBooks

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Research In Motion on Tuesday clarified earlier statements about removing the ability to manually install Android applications on the BlackBerry PlayBook. The company previously said it was closing the loophole, known as side-loading, in the next PlayBook software update. Now it says the option will still be available, but locked...
RIM not totally flushing Android’s cesspool on PlayBooks

RIM to hand out BlackBerry 10 test phones at BlackBerry Jam

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RIM's developer relations VP Alec Saunders revealed in an interview Friday that it would give developers reference BlackBerry 10 phones. Those who visit the BlackBerry Jam developer event in early May, alongside BlackBerry World, would get to work on actual hardware, he told Bloomberg. Saunders cast this partly as reassurance...
RIM to hand out BlackBerry 10 test phones at BlackBerry Jam
RIM: developers still 'amazed' by BlackBerry 10, not leaving platform

VIDEO: Blackberry sets out future path

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Blackberry's Alec Saunders speaks to Rory Cellan-Jones about the company's future after a difficult year and the competition it faces from Apple and Android....
VIDEO: Blackberry sets out future path

15,000 app submissions for BlackBerry 10 in 37 hours

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Research In Motion (RIM) hosted a BlackBerry 10 community Port-A-Thon last Friday, resulting in 15,000 app submissions in 37.5 hours, which was confirmed in a tweet by RIM VP of developer relations Alec Saunders. RIM incentivized developers for the event, doling out $100 for every app submitted and approved to...
15,000 app submissions for BlackBerry 10 in 37 hours

RIM says Android app ecosystem is a “cesspool,” but what if Google agreed?

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The former king of smartphones, RIM, has been having trouble getting its fledgling PlayBook OS off the ground, even going so far as to build a system for running Android apps on the platform. This effort hasn’t exactly turned things around for RIM, which is still seeing the PlayBook falter...
RIM says Android app ecosystem is a “cesspool,” but what if Google agreed?

Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with RIM's Alec Saunders

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It's been a long time coming, but this month marks the long-awaited next step for Research in Motion. As you can no doubt imagine, we've got plenty of questions for VP Alec Saunders -- and thankfully, he's no doubt in a much better place to answer than he was...
Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with RIM's Alec Saunders

BlackBerry PlayBook now supports Qt in bid to lure disgruntled Nokia developers

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Alec Saunders, RIM VP of developer relations, just announced BlackBerry PlayBook support for the Qt developer framework. Alec was joined on stage by Nokia's Lars Knoll, Qt Chief Architect. Qt is the popular cross-platform application framework that was previously the focus of Nokia's worldwide developer corps. However, when Nokia...
BlackBerry PlayBook now supports Qt in bid to lure disgruntled Nokia developers
Cash bribes help add 15,000 apps to BlackBerry 10
RIM extends BlackBerry 10 developer incentives after it receives 19,000 new app submissions

BlackBerry to review rejected 'Built for BlackBerry' apps, allow develop appeals after complaints

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BlackBerry has initiated a review of apps that were mistakenly rejected from its ‘Built for BlackBerry’ certification program after its head of developer relations responded to complaints and looked into the issue personally. Alongside ‘Port-Athons‘ and its $10k Developer Commitment, the Built for BlackBerry initiative has been a key focus as...
BlackBerry to review rejected 'Built for BlackBerry' apps, allow develop appeals after complaints
RIM backtracks on stopping sideloaded BlackBerry PlayBook apps, plans separate anti-piracy measure

Commutist podcast: Apple's iO-mess, dirty data centers and Tesla

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Do you know the way to San Jose? Apple Maps might not and has made an iO-Mess of the company’s new operating system launch, Tom Krazit stops by the Commutist podcast to point us in the right direction on the topic. And our cleantech editor, Katie Fehrenbacher, talks about the...
Commutist podcast: Apple's iO-mess, dirty data centers and Tesla

Weird Al probably has to be more concerned than Google...

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RIM Speedwagon says: We are going to keep loving developers at Research In Motion, all the way to BlackBerry 10 and beyond. Watch our leadership team for developer relations bring back the band: Alec Saunders, VP Developer Relations & Ecosystem, Chris Smith, VP Application Platform & Tools, and Martyn...
Weird Al probably has to be more concerned than Google...
BlackBerry Z10 Selling In "Large Numbers", Says BlackBerry -- Some U.K. Retailers Sold Out Over The Weekend

Meet the 12-year-old who's pitching his app at SXSW

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Ethan Duggan got the idea for his app one afternoon when he was playing video games after school. “My mom comes home and she has a bunch of dresses, like twenty,” he recalled. “She goes into her room, tries the dresses on, comes back to me, and says ‘How do...
Meet the 12-year-old who's pitching his app at SXSW
RIM's First BlackBerry 10 Devices To Make U.S. Debut In March, Coming To All Four Major Carriers

RIM Exec: Developers Like Us Just Fine, Thanks

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Alec Saunders, the head of developer relations for Research In Motion, denied on Tuesday that the company’s execution stumbles over the past 18 months have led to a trust gap with mobile app creators. “I don’t know that I’d characterize it in that fashion,” Saunders told AllThingsD at a briefing...
RIM Exec: Developers Like Us Just Fine, Thanks

RIM extends BlackBerry 10 app incentive deadlines following 'remarkable' number of submissions

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In the final mile before it officially unveils its new BlackBerry 10 smartphones, RIM’s quest for mobile apps and content appears to be going well. So well, in fact, that it says it is pushing back the deadline for its developer incentive programs due to the large number of apps...
RIM extends BlackBerry 10 app incentive deadlines following 'remarkable' number of submissions

RIM Gets 15,000 New App Submissions For Its New BlackBerry Phone In One Weekend (RIMM)

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RIM held a "portathon" over the weekend where it offered a $100 prize to any developer who could port his or her app to BlackBerry 10 and get it approved.  There were 15,000 submissions, according to a tweet from Alex Saunders, RIM's president of developer relations. Not bad, although it's...
RIM Gets 15,000 New App Submissions For Its New BlackBerry Phone In One Weekend (RIMM)

RIM opens $10k developer program, reveals Qwerty BB10 Alpha device and rebrands app store

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RIM has announced a series of updates as it draws closer to the launch of its eagerly awaited BlackBerry 10 devices on January 30. Speaking at the BB Jam event in Bangkok this morning, a series of company executives — including VP of developer relations Alec Saunders — demoed upcoming apps,...
RIM opens $10k developer program, reveals Qwerty BB10 Alpha device and rebrands app store
RIM strikes back: VP says developer support for BlackBerry 10 is growing

After Three Years, Visual Voicemail Service YouMail Calls It Quits On BlackBerry

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Freemium visual voicemail service YouMail never forgot their roots — then they first launched in late 2007 with the mission of making visual voicemail available to the masses, they soon focused their attention on what was then the market-leading smartphone platform: BlackBerry. I don’t need to tell you that RIM’s...
After Three Years, Visual Voicemail Service YouMail Calls It Quits On BlackBerry

RIM woos Android developers with free PlayBook tablets

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At last month’s Consumer Electronics Show, Research in Motion previewed the company’s upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 update, which we exclusively reported would land in mid-February. The anticipated update will give PlayBook users the ability to use Android apps that have been compiled for RIM’s platform, but getting developers on board...
RIM woos Android developers with free PlayBook tablets
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