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BlackBerry 10 Opens to Developer; Delivers Free BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha Devices at BlackBerry World 2012

At the BlackBerry World 2012 in Orlando, today RIM CEO Thorsten Heins shared details of “BlackBerry 10” software, alongwith a live demonstration of how does it look.

RIM is also providing every developer who attends BlackBerry 10 Jam a free BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device.

“This is a prototype device created for the purpose of testing BlackBerry 10 applications during development to help the company deliver the type of high-quality content on BlackBerry 10,” the company said.

“With the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha, you can test your apps on real hardware to work out interface, ergonomic and usability issues. This device is also a show of our commitment to helping developers build engaging apps for BlackBerry 10. Developers have told us they wanted hardware to test on before the platform launches and we are delivering,” RIM said.

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha Device

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).

RIM has also officially made available their BB10 beta development toolkits.

Watch the video below to see the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha in action:

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