But while the A & B variants of the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device were for the BlackBerry Z10 all-touch model, well, developers need to be able to check how their apps will run on the BlackBerry X10. This is the handset that resembles the BlackBerry Bold with rounded corners and a world class physical QWERTY keyboard. According to RIM spokesperson Victoria Berry, the Canadian based manufacturer will start to distribute the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha C phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard, after the January 30th introduction of BlackBerry 10. The SDK will also be released after January 30th.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins, who would certainly be in the running for any type of executive of the year award if BlackBerry completes this comeback, has already said that it is not the number of apps in an app store that makes it useful. He already said that BlackBerry App World will contain 200 to 400 of the top apps in each country and region.