BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha developer testing device hands-on photos and impressions
RIM may finally be ready to begin showing BlackBerry 10 to users, but right now the company has another priority: getting developers on board with the new platform. To that end, it’s giving every developer at the BlackBerry Jam conference here in Orlando a phone, the “BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha developer testing device.” That mouthful of a name is actually descriptive of what this device is and what it is not. It’s not a prototype, it’s not a phone that will ever be released, and RIM wants to make very clear that it’s not necessarily indicative of what future BB10 phones will be. What it *is* is a device that developers can use to create BB10 apps that look and feel native to the new BB10 platform using RIM’s new Cascades framework.