BlackBerry 10 SDK arriving to developers on December 11th, two months before first devices launch in Feb 2013

BlackBerry 10 SDK arriving to developers on December 11th, two months before first devices launch in Feb 2013
RIM is getting ready for its big BlackBerry 10 launch, and it will launch the BB10 Gold SDK for developers on December 11th. This will give developers around two months to bring their newest apps until the first devices arrive. Devs will get an early SDK release with important fixes so they have even more time up front.

Research in Motion is holding its BlackBerry 10 launch on January 30th, and will initially introduce two devices, one typical ‘Berry with a keyboard, and another, modern touchscreen phone.

Here are the six dates RIM has highlighted in its latest announcement:

  • November 29 – BlackBerry 10 SDK update.
  • November 29-30 – BlackBerry Jam Asia (in Bangkok, Thailand).
  • December 11 – BlackBerry 10 Gold SDK launch.
  • January 21 – Deadline to have apps submitted to the BlackBerry App World storefront for the 10k Developer Commitment where we guarantee $10,000 USD revenue in the first year.
  • January 30 – BlackBerry 10 launch events.
  • February 5-6 – BlackBerry Jam Europe (in Amsterdam).

Two months sounds like just enough time for committed ‘Berry developers, but it would be challenging for RIM to convince developers on other platforms to switch. We’ll soon learn how well the company did.

source: BlackBerry Developer via The Next Web



1. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Good for RIM\Blackberry (I know it as Blackberry not RIM lol) at least they played it well, not like Microsoft, which released their WP8, then the SDK

5. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

finally! RIM is making a ush for it (i thoguht the day'd never come!) Best of luck RIM but stop talkin and start deliverin...

2. Valdomero

Posts: 666; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Don't give the device only to developers, also to end-users (like a hundred or so, with an agreement of course). Just to make sure that your product is satisfactory to the consumer, and the daily use that end users do in phones reveal very different results from a lab. This will give enough information about the flaws the phone might have before release. This will give you an advantage when the phone is finally released to the market.

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

You know they probably will do like Appel does for instance and let several of their employees have one to test out. Just hope they dont lose it in a bar :)

3. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

I will make an app that will be available for BB10. I am very interested.

4. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Who would like to make an app for dead release?

7. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Well lots of companies develop apps for WP7 and 8, despite having less marketshare than "old" Blackberry has, despite billions poured into the platform by Microsoft, so apparently a lot of companies do develop apps for dead platforms.

8. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

microsoft pays developers! and the BlackBerry OS before (BB7) is java! and there's a lot of java phones out there! for example the nokia asha! while BB10 will be different! and it will be great for the platform and to the devs too! and android apps can be ported! devs just need to submit it to app world! they dont need to rewrite it like writing an app for WP or iOS, its more like BB10 is a cousin of android!

9. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

what sweet sweet company!! cant wait for BlackBerry 10!!! i wish 2013 will arrive now! :)

10. onethreealpha

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

@victor RIM don't need devs to "switch" as per your last aragraph. They ha r ample tools to help devs port existing apps and are offering 1 on 1 support to make it work. Gown the right tools and a good SDK, RIM offers devs an opportunity to diversify their existing application base and get into a market that is willing to pay way more than .99c

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