1. Homo Erectus's Avatar
    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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    06-18-12 04:36 PM
  2. app_Developer's Avatar
    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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    06-18-12 04:42 PM
  3. Blackberry_boffin's Avatar
    That is quite a drive tbh.
    06-18-12 04:54 PM
  4. kvndoom's Avatar
    Definitely the workings of a company that is planning to roll over and die any day now.
    BB10FTW, hpjrt and kbz1960 like this.
    06-18-12 07:44 PM
  5. ayekon's Avatar
    Make it 5,001 and mail me one
    06-18-12 08:03 PM
  6. Foreverup's Avatar
    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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    06-18-12 08:11 PM
  7. dentynefire's Avatar
    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!
    06-19-12 05:35 AM
  8. mad.dog99's Avatar
    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?
    06-19-12 06:55 AM
  9. app_Developer's Avatar
    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.
    06-19-12 07:10 AM
  10. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    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?
    06-19-12 07:25 AM
  11. sleepngbear's Avatar
    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.
    kbz1960 likes this.
    06-19-12 07:28 AM
  12. Yaceka's Avatar
    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.
    AfroZepher likes this.
    06-19-12 09:53 PM
  13. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    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.
    06-19-12 10:22 PM
  14. app_Developer's Avatar
    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.
    06-19-12 10:32 PM
  15. addicted44's Avatar
    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.
    06-20-12 12:48 AM
  16. hispanola's Avatar
    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.
    06-20-12 10:58 AM
  17. Bigmelwalter's Avatar
    How can i become a developer?
    Was always interested in mobile design anyway?

    Tips? Hints? Anyone?

    Sent from my BlackBerry 8530 using Tapatalk
    06-20-12 11:01 AM
  18. kbz1960's Avatar
    How can i become a developer?
    Was always interested in mobile design anyway?

    Tips? Hints? Anyone?

    Sent from my BlackBerry 8530 using Tapatalk
    The developer forum should make a good start.
    06-20-12 11:08 AM
  19. Bigmelwalter's Avatar
    The developer forum should make a good start.

    Hmm Thanks.

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    06-20-12 11:24 AM
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