05-02-2012 06:03 AM
Are there plans for dev devices for developers that are not able to attend the BB World (e.g. European students like me)?
Already like the PlayBook and can't wait for BB 10. Especially the UI is absolutely awesome – first impression: more beautiful than iOS, Android and WP7 combined
05-02-2012 07:04 AM
05-02-2012 07:42 AM
Yes, I wish I could have attended too, my problem is my full time job, 2 kids, family etc...
Perhaps Rim will have a contest or something so us dev's that couldn't make the jam can get a chance at a device too...
If the BB10 sim is anything like the sketchy pb sim I would say its going to be useless anyway....
With my regular job, I get to do work in several of the RIM facility's in Waterloo where I saw an eviroment chamber full of screens for the alpha devices a few months back... They looked incredible!
05-02-2012 02:03 PM
I am also waiting for new deivces and also i am one developer and many application developed into BlackBerry so i am also waiting for devices for new development because all developed need deivecs.So.
05-02-2012 05:42 PM
Sad... I'm from germany and Florida is to far for me and my small car. ;-)
I really hope there will be a community device program or something like that. I have published several Qt applications for the N9, Symbian and Intels MeeGo AppUp store. So I have some stuff to port to BB10 Tablet and Handset.
I would welcome if BlackBerry would spent some more love to willing developers. Currently I felt lost.
I spend a lot of time to finally publish a easy portable Lite version of my ClipMan application to the BB store to get entitled for a free BlackBerry Playbook. The signing and packaging was the worst part because of the (at this point) outdated documentation for Qt apps. The app made it finally to the store despite it seems to have still a bad bug on the real hardware (regarding the reviews - I don't know why it made it thru the Store QA). But it finally made it to the store, is published and since then I'm waiting for any kind of reply and news from BlackBerry regarding my Playbook to test my App on real hardware and fix the Bug finally.
In my opinion there is not even the need to give away the Hardware for free. A Device loan program would do it for the most people. Loan the devices for 3 years or until BB notice the developer has stopped finally all kind of development and redemand the devices. Intel has done this during their MeeGo efforts and attracted a lot of Qt developers which are now ready to start for the gorgeous BB10!
05-02-2012 11:25 PM
05-03-2012 02:13 AM