Today, faithful BlackBerry developers can stop tinkering around with prerelease tools and dig into the real thing: the BlackBerry 10 OS software developer kit has gone gold.
RIM today released the final tool set and APIs for software-makers to start coding in earnest for the finished product.
Gameloft is RIM's most high-profile public partner win so far, though many more titles from familiar consumer brands are sure to come.
RIM will unveil its new vanguard of BlackBerry 10 smartphones on January 30, in a multi-city global launch.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Did RIM just stage this BlackBerry 10 "leak"?
- Do we need this? Kohler shower head doubles as a wireless speaker.
- Dude builds OSX into old Macintosh Portable, let's talk about RETRO OBSESSION.
- Bionic mannequins spy on shoppers to boost sales.
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RIM needs a halo smartphone desperately to stem the tide of consumers drifting to Android and iOS. Apparently such a handset, the Aristo, is right around the corner. … Read more
For all the talk of revolution at Research In Motion's developer conference this week, something about BlackBerry Jam Americas felt rather familiar.
Think of it this way: a once-mighty tech company, elbowed out of the smartphone revolution by Apple and Android, making a new push to get back into the game.
Amid high pressure to deliver, the company puts all its energy toward marketing the user interface -- a slick new way of moving through the operating system, giving users live updates on important events without making them dig through menus.
That describes the scene yesterday in San Jose, … Read more
Research In Motion has had a hard slog over the past year, but is poised to reclaim its spot among the top mobile ecosystems, CEO Thorsten Heins said today during a press briefing at BlackBerry Jam.
Heins said the company's decision to bet everything on its new BlackBerry 10 operating system would allow the company to begin growing its user base once again in the United States and North America, where it has rapidly lost ground to devices from Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft, among others.
"We have a clear shot at being the No. 3 platform in the … Read more
Carrier testing on new BlackBerry devices will start next month, Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins told developers today at BlackBerry Jam Americas.
"BlackBerry 10 is on track," Heins said. "Our sales forces are getting ready. Better devices are in testing."
Heins made his remarks during the company's US developers conference. The event gave the company a chance to show off details about the upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system -- and to woo developers back to its platform. An updated software developer kit today will give software makers early access to new features in the … Read more
When it comes to BackBerry 10 OS, RIM wants you to go with its Flow. The new navigation theme is something that the BlackBerry-maker has stressed since it first unveiled its reinvented BlackBerry ecosystem last May.
So far, RIM has given us a few peeks of flow and other software elements, all of which it hopes will reinvigorate faithful followers and draw new customers. RIM has certainly refined the software in four months, and will release its third beta update to developers today. The BlackBerry 10 OS Beta 3 package will include APIs for developers to harness apps like Blackberry Messenger. … Read more
A new leaked photo of the BlackBerry 10 smartphone, or the "London," promises a completely different looking BlackBerry than the world is used to.
According to the BlackBerry news site N4BB, a photo of the device (which is designed by Porsche) shows a slender touch-screen phone that is the color "gun metal." Several apps are shown in the photo, including Facebook, BBM, and DocsToGo.
Another leak posted by BlackBerryItalia.it shows a video (see below) of the smartphone with a removable 1800mAh LS1 battery.
Our big rumor of the week is directly related to Google, so thankfully Karyne made it back in town just in time to witness the Google Glass-wearing skydivers jump from a dirigible into Google I/O. Wait, what? Whoa!
Before the keynote went off on a crazed adventure sports tangent, Google announced a new product: the new Nexus 7 tablet running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and selling for the small sum of $199. What else sells for that? Oh right, the Kindle Fire.
So this leads us to the question: is Amazon now feeling the pressure to update its … Read more