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    Default RIM has seeded over 5,000 BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha devices to developers

    RIM has seeded over 5,000 BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha devices to developers

    RIM has seeded over 5,000 BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha devices to developers | MobileSyrup.com
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    This is actually very cool. Apple and Google have never given us free hardware to develop on, and they certainly haven't paid for our data plan while we develop and test!

    As someone said in another thread, you gotta give RIM for trying to get the developer part of the equation in place.
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    That is quite a drive tbh.
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    Definitely the workings of a company that is planning to roll over and die any day now.
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    Make it 5,001 and mail me one
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    Quote Originally Posted by app_Developer View Post
    This is actually very cool. Apple and Google have never given us free hardware to develop on, and they certainly haven't paid for our data plan while we develop and test!

    As someone said in another thread, you gotta give RIM for trying to get the developer part of the equation in place.

    i think that might of been me? But either way I love the way RIM is approaching this transition. If you read "The Verge" article of the downfall of WebOs. It is the complete opposite of what HP tried to do.

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    That's a heck of a lot of phones put out there! It's actually somewhat surprising to me that with all the doom in the media that's, reported RIM is still able to pull in all these revs. Amazing really! Can't wait for BBX!
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    Quote Originally Posted by app_Developer View Post
    This is actually very cool. Apple and Google have never given us free hardware to develop on, and they certainly haven't paid for our data plan while we develop and test!

    As someone said in another thread, you gotta give RIM for trying to get the developer part of the equation in place.
    I thought google used to give away hardware at their big launches, maybe not as many as RIM Have, or have they stopped doing that now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mad.dog99 View Post
    I thought google used to give away hardware at their big launches, maybe not as many as RIM Have, or have they stopped doing that now?
    They give hardware at IO, that's true. But RIM didn't charge us for the conference. They gave away those 100% discount codes pretty liberally.

    Now that I think about it, Palm gave us free hardware, too.

    Nevertheless, I'm still very happy with our RIM is dealing with the community now versus how they used to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by app_Developer View Post
    They give hardware at IO, that's true. But RIM didn't charge us for the conference. They gave away those 100% discount codes pretty liberally.

    Now that I think about it, Palm gave us free hardware, too.

    Nevertheless, I'm still very happy with our RIM is dealing with the community now versus how they used to be.
    You mean actually having an open dialogue rather than dictating (or worse being silent) everything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by app_Developer View Post
    They give hardware at IO, that's true. But RIM didn't charge us for the conference. They gave away those 100% discount codes pretty liberally.

    Now that I think about it, Palm gave us free hardware, too.

    Nevertheless, I'm still very happy with our RIM is dealing with the community now versus how they used to be.
    This I believe is what matters most, at least as far as building up the ecosystem goes. Devs need to be treated like the integral pieces to the puzzle that they are, an aspect that RIM has ignored in the past. This effort that they are making now should pay big dividends when BB10 does finally launch.
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    This'll help with getting the smaller/indie developers, but RIM really needs to go for the larger developers too! BB10 launch really needs to have most of the big third party apps to get some recognition in the marketplace. RIM can't afford for BB10 to fail.
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    Good move. Treat the developers like gold. I like it.

    Google still gives away free hardware if you pay for the conferences and fly out west. Not cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trelawrence View Post
    Good move. Treat the developers like gold. I like it.

    Google still gives away free hardware if you pay for the conferences and fly out west. Not cheap.
    Yes. And if you really want to develop quality software for Android, you need at least a half dozen different devices or more to deal with at least some of the different options your users will have. Definitely not cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by app_Developer View Post
    They give hardware at IO, that's true. But RIM didn't charge us for the conference. They gave away those 100% discount codes pretty liberally.

    Now that I think about it, Palm gave us free hardware, too.

    Nevertheless, I'm still very happy with our RIM is dealing with the community now versus how they used to be.
    MS had a program for giving out devices to existing developers too. Not sure if that is still around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaceka View Post
    This'll help with getting the smaller/indie developers, but RIM really needs to go for the larger developers too! BB10 launch really needs to have most of the big third party apps to get some recognition in the marketplace. RIM can't afford for BB10 to fail.
    100% correct! This will be meaningless if it doesn't have the top 25/50 apps that people want.
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    How can i become a developer?
    Was always interested in mobile design anyway?

    Tips? Hints? Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmelwalter View Post
    How can i become a developer?
    Was always interested in mobile design anyway?

    Tips? Hints? Anyone?

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    The developer forum should make a good start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbz1960 View Post
    The developer forum should make a good start.

    Hmm Thanks.

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