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Not dead yet: BlackBerry to hand out more Developer Alpha devices this summer

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:12

RIM's VP of developer relations is still high on BlackBerry 10, telling developers that the OS gives them the tools to make a boatload of money; to that end Saunders sent out a tweet in response to a developer promising that RIM will be giving away more Dev Alpha handsets loaded with BB10...

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posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:17 8

1. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

I am so proud of RIM for fighting so hard. I wish them the best.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:41 4

3. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

I really love RIM's OS its so simple, and multitasking is going to be like web os, I loved web os, but now its android

Blackberry 10+ android openness = happy

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 20:53

6. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Wow, I'll have to try this.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 21:11

8. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

I'm proud of them fighting harder, but don't you think it's pointless? All hope is gone, I hope they join Android or WP and fast!

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 23:16

10. RoyalTroll (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 May 2012)

They will never beat the newer os's they might as well sell themselves

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:37 2

2. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

I hope RIM does well, but on the other hand I hope Windows Phone 8 does well too. One is going to die out and as bad as it is to say it, I hope it's Blackberry. Unfortunately there just isn't enough room for everything anymore :(

Maybe Blackberry can find its way in prepaid, who knows...

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:49

4. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

I need a hands on badly....

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:50

5. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

why is it that PA has bad news and good news of RIM opposite each other?

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 20:58

7. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

RIM need to take a bold step in design n forget about their "beloved" qwerty keyboard. If people are switching to Iphone/Android or WP smartphones, do they miss the physical keyboard? NO!

It's frustrating that they want to re-invent but stay stuck in their old designs. Their PR need to put a zip on their communications. Way too much unnecessary releases that comes back to bite them.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 21:31 1

9. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

it seems like rim is very determined in making its way back to top but the problem here is that it takes them quite long for bb10 to go out in the market if ever hey would release it by september it will take about several months before it came here in our country bb has a really good messaging but lack of innovation when it comes to processing power.. how i hope they still have the manufacturing power to provide devices for people cause if not RIP RIM because people who used bb os 7 has been waiting impatiently..

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 06:43

11. adi4u4882 (Posts: 137; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

Is it me or does it looks like TouchWIZ?

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 10:29

12. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Looks similar to iOS, including the shell design.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 12:20

13. vbetts (Posts: 14; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

Rim needs to do something to keep on going, they simply just don't have what the general market wants. You have Google, Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, even LG and Microsoft that are just making more advancements to their mobile products everyday, so much to the point where if Rim really wants to stay in the game they need to put something out that's miles ahead of the competition just to keep up. They also need developer support as well, if not that go the Nokia route and pick up on Windows phone 7, or go Google Android to where RIM can have all their different customizations and additions, but still have the advantages of Android as well.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 16:12

14. cdgoin (Posts: 565; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)

I played with it.. and to be honest it looks a LOT like a higher res and more colorful iOS4 clone.. Didn't play with it long.. but overall it doesnt look like the game changer it needs to be .

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 19:22

15. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

It's only a flesh wound...said the Black Knight.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 19:24

16. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

Sorry to rain on the Blackberry parade, but does anyone really expect this OS to see the light of day?

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