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Posts: 426
Registered: ‎04-10-2011
My Device: Z30

Devices for people not able to attend BB World?

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 Smiley Very Happy

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Registered: ‎05-12-2009
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Re: Devices for people not able to attend BB World?

Keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be able to attend the London JAM session and have a chance to try one of these out.
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Registered: ‎05-02-2012
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Re: Devices for people not able to attend BB World?

+1

 

I would like a device too. Just realised simulator doesn't work for me because I use a 64 bit host and I run a 32bit guest VM for development. Smiley Sad

 

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Posts: 188
Registered: ‎01-27-2012
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Re: Devices for people not able to attend BB World?

Yes, I wish I could have attended too, my problem is my full time job, 2 kids, family etc...  Smiley Very Happy

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! Smiley Happy

Cheers,

Jon

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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-25-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Vodafone UK

Re: Devices for people not able to attend BB World?

You and me both! Any indication as to when the London session will be?

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Registered: ‎08-09-2010
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Re: Devices for people not able to attend BB World?

Hi ,

 

    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.

 

 

Thanks.

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Posts: 207
Registered: ‎02-10-2011
My Device: Playbook 16GB and Z10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Devices for people not able to attend BB World?

Looks like a no... twitter

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Posts: 305
Registered: ‎02-14-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Passport / Nokia N950
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Re: Devices for people not able to attend BB World?

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. Smiley Sad

 

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!

 

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Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
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Re: Devices for people not able to attend BB World?

Pretty sure there are more Jams to come, and more devices to be given out still.

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
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Posts: 426
Registered: ‎04-10-2011
My Device: Z30

Re: Devices for people not able to attend BB World?

I hope there'll be a Dev Jam somewhere near/in Austria too!

Otherwise I won't be able to really start with BB10 Smiley Sad

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