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Feb

18

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Confirmed to Launch Tuesday, February 21st

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Feb 18, 2012 | Leave a comment

BlackBerry PlayBook 2 0 Launch Info 550x412 BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Confirmed to Launch Tuesday, February 21st

This latest tidbit of info confirms that BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 release date and it even gives us a time to start hitting our “check for updates” buttons. The image above gives all the details, including the February 21st launch date and a launch time of 4:01 AM , which would most likely be EST. It details the new functions in OS 2.0 like native Email, Contacts, and Calendar, as well as native Android App support. We should also see a BlackBerry Bridge update, we’re hearing version 2.0, rolling out tomorrow or Monday. Look past the break for some information on BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, it’s slated to launch on February 21st, right along with PlayBook OS 2.0.

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Source : Engadget

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Feb

7

BlackBerry App World beats Android Market in Profitability, and other interesting facts

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Feb 7, 2012 | Leave a comment

App World stats devcon europe 550x340 BlackBerry App World beats Android Market in Profitability, and other interesting facts

Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations at RIM, took the stage at DevCon Europe this morning to bring some more excellent news to developers. The biggest announcement of his was that BlackBerry App World is the second most profitable mobile application market out there. The iOS App Store is the only mobile market that beats App World, and the Android Market comes in third. Saunders also had a few more stats to discuss about BlackBerry Development, including:

  • 6 million downloads a day from App World
  • 26 currencies over 160 markets are supported
  • 40 carriers allow carrier billing for App World
  • BlackBerry developers make 40% more profit vs. Android developers

Those are some good stats from a platform that most in the US consider to be “dying” or “failing.” I think RIM is doing a great job showing both developers and consumers that they are still alive and well, despite the rough patch the company has seen. And with PlayBook 2.0 and BlackBerry 10 on the horizon, these numbers are sure to grow even larger.



Source : CrackBerry

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Jan

17

RIM highlights some developer success stories on BlackBerry.com

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Jan 17, 2012 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2012 01 17 at 12.17.30 PM 550x335 RIM highlights some developer success stories on BlackBerry.com

I’m going to be straight up and say it. RIM has done a horrible job of highlighting the success of BlackBerry developers. The thing is it’s not like there aren’t any, BlackBerry devs on average make more money than those on Apple and Android. So when I saw Alex Kinsella from RIM (part of the Developer marketing team) tweet out that RIM has opened a new page on their website for dev success I immediately got to posting.

The new site on BlackBerry.com is there to focus on the success of developers on the BlackBerry platform, and also provide small micro interviews with the developer to see what they did to become successful. Currently RIM has about 5 stories on the site and some cool statistics on how they made the apps and where they’ve seen success. Check out the site and keep going back over the coming weeks as it should be updated on a regular basis. Also if you’re a developer for another platform, this is a must see. Maybe it’ll spark that creative gene and get you hooked on BlackBerry!

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