00 BlackBerry logoSome have even touted RIM (Research In Motion) to go the way of the dodo in 2013, but I think that it will take more time than that for such a scenario to pan out. RIM has been steadily losing market share in the smartphone segment, and it is rather sad to see them competing for the rather insignificant third place in the smartphone operating system market, jostling for breathing room with Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform while Android and iOS duke it out with one another in a league of their own. It is rather nice then, to see that RIM kept their promise of assisting developers build or port apps to its upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform by rolling out a drop-in center in the UK.

Also known as a BlackBerry Tech Center, the first of its kind worldwide was opened at its European headquarters in the UK. The BlackBerry Tech Center will be staffed by an onsite team of helpers that on paper, should have the brains to provide relevant advice to developers as and when required, and there will be a different theme each day. Dedicated help will be made available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, while Mondays are reserved for Native/Cascades/QT, and Wednesdays for WebWorks and HTML5.

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