BlackBerry 10 platform shown on Dev Alpha device, aims to court developers

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  • Kardi

    RIM seems to be moving in the right direction!
    I remain optimistic.

    • Wake Up Campaign

      Looks like crap 5 years too late

  • Darren

    I’m hoping it’s going to make me want to jump from Android to BB10, and by early accounts, it’s looking good. If it’s as fluid as it looks, battery life is better than my Nexus S (not hard to do) and some of the missing apps start making their way into App World, and they wrap it in no more than three different iterations including a physical-keyboard Bold model for the diehards, I’m there. RIM – Please kick Samsung and Apple’s a$$es – they deserve it. Competition makes things better for everyone.

    • Nick

      Root and install Matr1x kernel. You will get a day and a half of moderate use easily.

    • Nick

      Agreed, I hope my phone lasts till the fall though! I hope it’s forth it!

  • more mah

    I just jizzed in my pantyhose!

  • andy c

    the playbook looked good during presentations and promo videos.

    i’ll reserve judgement on BB10 when they actually start shipping devices

  • JB

    1280×768 I believe, but still sweet, and significantly higher than the PB.

    So…. Why is this not available for sale?

  • God #1

    If programs are easy and cheap to port BB10 could see a lot of support when it launches.

  • Blair M

    Web OS had a similiar announcment with their touchpad and pade porting apps easy but no one took. I hope BB and there larger user base can pull this off. WOuldn’t want to pull an HP Web OS!

  • CoPWNicus

    I love Mobilesyrup.
    They report the news! Not like BGR where you have some whiny biased baby giving you his opinions.

    Glad to see RIM was able to put this much excitement to there new line of products coming later this year!

  • Hasish

    Of this came out 5 years ago they would have a chance too little too late

  • More Mah

    4.2″ is the perfect size.
    Problem is the battery won’t last long powering a 1024×768 screen.
    Unless it has a huge battery.

  • Al

    The only thing is, from the picture above, it look awfully like the iphone4 (without the chrome bumpers and the home button) I hope they change the design a bit. Or expect a law suit from apple….

    but then, dont all smart phones looks relatively the same? (for hte ones that takes form of a rectangle)

    • InfinitiGuy

      This is a developer device. The real BB10 device will not look like this.

  • Darryl

    The Battery looks HUGE! I hope they stick with it… They’ll be the only phone maker who’s got it right if they do!!!

  • stylinred

    the problem is Rim still doesn’t have a prototype to show people so the likielihood of them releasing a bb10 phone this year is slim at best

    • hoo dat

      They’ve had BB10 mules running for at least a couple of months, if not longer.

    • stylinred

      If they wanted to make an impact today they’d be showing us a prototype bb with a release date of late summer/fall

      but they aren’t able to so they didn’t that’s the point

      and that’s why Rims stock continues to fall today 5% drop already

  • Mike

    looks like an Iphone ripoff

    • CoPWNicus

      *facepalm*

    • LeafsFan77

      It’s a developers Alpha device. It’s not a final version by any means as it has been stated over and over and over again.

      RIM is playing it smart, they do not want other companies to up do them on the hardware specs or looks until they announce it. Besides, it’s all about the hardware and the final version will have better specs then the Alpha device I’m sure.

      This is exactly what every other company is doing, Nokia, Google, Samsung, HTC, Apple, etc. Release the device right before launch.