According to an official announcement, at the upcoming BlackBerry 10 Jam, RIM will be giving its developer attendees a limited edition prototype device – the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha. It is a prototype running a modified version of the PlayBook OS which will help developers design their apps for the BlackBerry 10 smartphone form factor. They clearly state that it isn’t the final hardware or OS – it will just be a device to help developers get started with designing for what’s coming.
The giveaway of the prototype device will be in conjunction with the launch of BlackBerry 10 developer tools beta which will give developers what they need to create apps for the upcoming platform. Other than the vague description above, nothing else was mentioned about the device, so we can’t tell you anything more, but we should find out more in May when the event takes place. Stay tuned for more details. Developers who are keen on developing for BlackBerry 10 can head over to the BlackBerry 10 Jam website.
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