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BlackBerry 10 App Developers Gets a $10,000 Guarantee; RIM Shows Off BB10 Camera, Keyboard and Other Features

At BlackBerry World 2012 in Orlando, the company has now released a number of new videos showing off how Blackberry 10 is supposed to work.

Also, “the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha has a 4.2″ Prime screen with a resolution of 1280×768. It has Micro USB for debugging and charging. It has a Micro HDMI port for displaying video on a television or monitor with a HDMI port. It has Bluetooth and WiFi radios and is cellular ready (micro SIM).”

In the videos below, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins gave BlackBerry World attendees a very special sneak peek into some of BlackBerry 10’s software — live and onstage.

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha

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Perfect flow of information: A sneak peek at a few of the keyboard features include word prediction built into the keyboard itself, gesture-based control, and a smooth visual flow:

Incredibly fast keyboard

In this video, BlackBerry 10 camera features being developed for BlackBerry 10 that allows you to detect faces and turn back frames to capture that magic moment:

Heins also took some time to showcase the power of the BlackBerry 10 platform with a mobile connected car:

BlackBerry 10 App Developers Gets a $10,000 Guarantee

Also, Research in Motion is now offering Blackberry 10 app developers a $10,000 guarantee. What does this mean? Basically, the app maker is guaranteed by RIM to be paid $10,000 in revenue for a Blackberry 10 app’s first year. If for some reason the app doesn’t make that amount in the first year, RIM will pay the difference.

“In order to be eligible to get the $10,000 bounty, the app must pass through RIM’s quality certification process, which apparently includes an inspection by a third party, in order to get that quality certification label,” explains CrackBerry.

The app must also be sold on the company’s BlackBerry App World store.

Also, Heins has confirmed that there will be no support for upgrading BlackBerry 7 devices to the new BlackBerry 10 OS when it is officially launched later this year.

“As tough as it is, we have to build a new platform for the next decade,” Heins explained. “BlackBerry 7 has reached its level of perfection, but the architecture and technology is unable to take us forward into the next decade.”

There is some good news for BB7 device owners: RIM is planning to somehow improve on “perfection” and will maintain support for the platform. Heins confirmed to BlackBerry World attendees: “We will keep a dedicated team of 200 for BB7 and continue to innovate in that space.”

The Verge suggests that RIM may actually be planning a two-tier smartphone strategy, with BlackBerry 7 on entry-level handsets (and presumably building on the success that RIM has seen with its devices in many emerging economies), with BlackBerry 10 providing a premium smartphone experience for mature markets.

Here’s the video of the live Occipital Panorama demo:

Check out Pacemaker DJ in this video clip:

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