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RIM indulges in some 'myth busting' at BlackBerry DevCon Europe

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Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations, just took the stage at RIM's DevCon gathering in Amsterdam to build up and promptly knock down a few "myths" about RIM's state of health. First up, he tackled the notion that BlackBerry is a declining platform by saying that App World is...
RIM indulges in some 'myth busting' at BlackBerry DevCon Europe

RIM: BlackBerry apps are more profitable than Android apps

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Research In Motion executivess took the stage during BlackBerry DevCon Europe on Tuesday to clear up a few facts about the company’s success with its BlackBerry App World marketplace. RIM’s new CEO Thorsten Heins said BlackBerry App World is now home to more than 60,000 applications, which is a...
RIM: BlackBerry apps are more profitable than Android apps

BlackBerry App World more profitable than Android, says RIM

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Showing that it’s not quite dead yet, Research in Motion aimed to “bust a few myths” about its BlackBerry app ecosystem at the company’s Europe BlackBerry DevCon today. RIM VP of developer relations Alec Saunders pointed out that the company is now seeing over 6 million daily App World downloads,...
BlackBerry App World more profitable than Android, says RIM

Facebook and Twitter BlackBerry Apps Get A BBM-Friendly Update

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The folks at RIM are no doubt devoting plenty of time and manpower to their long-awaited BlackBerry 10 operating system, but they’ve found the time to whip up a few app updates to please the nearly 55 million BBM users out there. Consider the newly updated Twitter and Facebook apps...
Facebook and Twitter BlackBerry Apps Get A BBM-Friendly Update

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

RIM To Developers: We’ll Make Sure Your App Earns At Least $10K In Its First Year

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With the release of their BlackBerry 10 beta development tools and Dev Alpha devices earlier today, RIM has made it very clear that they want to build up as much developer love as possible before BlackBerry 10 officially launches. Well, as it turns out, that’s not the only thing they’re...
RIM To Developers: We’ll Make Sure Your App Earns At Least $10K In Its First Year
RIM cutting sideloaded app support for PlayBook in attempt to avoid Android piracy 'cesspool'

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?

[Infographic] How the App Stores "Really" Stack Up

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If you liken app stores to race horses, Apple is the biggest, baddest thoroughbred in town. Google Play is a fine specimen with some distinct qualities but has a lot of work to do in the practice yard before catching up. Everything else is an also-ran. Windows Phone has been...
[Infographic] How the App Stores "Really" Stack Up

RIM: BlackBerry App World more profitable than Android

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RIM's Developer Relations VP Alec Saunders made aggressive claims about the state of BlackBerry App World at his company's DevCon Europe keynote on Tuesday morning. He contended that the store was the second-most profitable mobile app store after Apple's own and that Android lagged behind significantly. Along with having more...
RIM: BlackBerry App World more profitable than Android

Why on earth would anyone want to join RIM now? We ask someone who just did

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Like boarding a sinking ship, European entrepreneur Luca Filigheddu (Twimbow, Sitòfono) is actually joining Research In Motion. Starting next week, Filigheddu will become part of RIM’s Developer Relations team as BlackBerry Developer Evangelist for the Italian market. That’s obviously not huge news, but we were just amazed why anyone would...
Why on earth would anyone want to join RIM now? We ask someone who just did

RIM to pull BlackBerry PlayBook away from "chaotic Android cesspool"

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Research in Motion plans to drop the ability to sideload Android apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook, Alec Saunders, vice president of developer relations, announced Friday on Twitter. Saunders said that RIM wanted to avoid "duplicat[ing] the chaotic cesspool of Android market." This is a kick in the shins at...
RIM to pull BlackBerry PlayBook away from "chaotic Android cesspool"
RIM backtracks on stopping sideloaded BlackBerry PlayBook apps, plans separate anti-piracy measure

4G handset shipments tipped to hit 61 million in 2012 but compatibility limits customer uptake worldwide

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Worldwide shipments of 4G-compatible smartphones and tablets are tipped to reach 61 million this year, but the increase in stock at retail outlets is seeing differing levels of interest from customers across the world, according to a new report from ABI Research. With 4G beginning to gain mainstream recognition among tablet...
4G handset shipments tipped to hit 61 million in 2012 but compatibility limits customer uptake worldwide

RIM Will End PlayBook Sideloading to Escape "Android Market Cesspool"

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Sideloading is a great way for PlayBook owners to get more Android apps on their tablets while they wait for native versions to be released. But for Research In Motion, it’s becoming a developer-relations problem at a time when maintaining good ties is paramount. The growing list of paid Android...
RIM Will End PlayBook Sideloading to Escape "Android Market Cesspool"

RIM: another limited-edition developer device coming later this year

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Before wrapping things up at the BlackBerry 10 Jam keynote, Alex Saunders lobbed out a whale of a tidbit: the Dev Alpha may be joined by another, "very limited-edition" version of a BlackBerry 10 device much closer to the platform's official launch. According to the VP, developers who have...
RIM: another limited-edition developer device coming later this year
RIM adding restrictions to PlayBook to avoid creating a ‘chaotic cesspool’ like Android market

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

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 clarifies, to use unique locked BlackBerry app sideloads

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RIM's Developer Relations VP Alec Saunders on Monday clarified his position on restricting sideloading on the BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10. He noted that, rather than blocking a manual transfer of an app from PC to device, RIM would be encrypting apps to prevent bootlegged copies while still allowing legitimate...
RIM clarifies, to use unique locked BlackBerry app sideloads

Did I Say RIM Was Removing PlayBook Sideloading? I'm Sorry, I Meant Improving.

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Looks like Research In Motion is having second thoughts about dropping app sideloading as a feature of the BlackBerry PlayBook. Either that, or just bemoaning its decision to announce the move in off-handed/ham-handed way over Twitter. In a post to the BlackBerry Developer Blog this morning, RIM VP of Developer...
Did I Say RIM Was Removing PlayBook Sideloading? I'm Sorry, I Meant Improving.
RIM drops app-sideloading support thanks to “Android Market Cesspool”

RIM putting BlackBerry 10 test units in developers' hands in May

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It's telling, perhaps, when a VP for your company uses the word "finally" while discussing plans to release test models for your upcoming mobile operating system -- but it's certainly a pretty accurate sentiment when dealing BlackBerry 10. Talking up RIM's plans to release up to 2,000 prototypes running...
RIM putting BlackBerry 10 test units in developers' hands in May

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
The Rightsizing Of RIM: 41 Megapixels Is Completely Meaningless, And So Is 500,000 Apps

RIM pulls PlayBook app sideloads, says Android 25% pirated

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RIM is dropping app sideloading support from the BlackBerry PlayBook in a bid to prevent the problems that have plagued Android, the company's Developer Relations VP Alec Saunders stated earlier in the week. The company would have a "solution" for developers to do it in testing, but the end user...
RIM pulls PlayBook app sideloads, says Android 25% pirated

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

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

Develop an Android app, get a free Blackberry PlayBook

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Still wary of dropping $200 on a BlackBerry Playbook? How does "free" sound? That's what RIM is offering to Android developers today, as part of an overt attempt to spur interest in its App World platform. RIM VP of developer relations Alec Saunders announced the offer yesterday via Twitter,...
Develop an Android app, get a free Blackberry PlayBook

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
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