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Developers, developers, developers!

Ok, that's Steve Ballmer's line, but it applies here at DEVCON 2010 in sunny San Francisco, CA.  I'm geared up in the press pit, waiting for the following keynote speakers:

  • Mike Lazaridis, President and co-CEO
  • David Yach, CTO, Software
  • Alan Brenner, SVP, BlackBerry Platform
  • Jeff Jackson, SVP, BlackBerry Application Platform
  • Tyler Lessard, VP, Global Alliances & Developer Relations
  • Mike Kirkup, Director, Developer Relations
There's a rumor going around that we'll hear some details about RIM's tablet operating system (though I'm not expecting a hardware announcement), so keep it locked here starting at 1 PM PST!

 


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That concludes today's liveblog.  Here's to hoping we can get some hands-on time with the BlackBerry Playbook...


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BlackBerry Advertising Service now available for developers.


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Oh!  He looks like Noah Wyle....http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001864/


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BlackBerry App World 2.0 offers PayPal, credit card, and carrier billing (AT&T).  New BlackBerry ID service implemented.


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Tyler Lessard on stage.  He looks like some actor, but I can't recall who...


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The talk about RIM's BlackBerry WebWorks continues...


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There's a lot of potential with these "super apps"


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BlackBerry WebWorks Application Platform


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Jeff Jackson, SVP, Software on stage.


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The more I think about it, the more I really like the name "PlayBook."


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Dan Leibu, CTO, Kobo on stage


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"Today, you can download a tech preview of Java Tools on Mac..."


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PlayBook measures 5.1"x7.6"x0.4" (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)


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"The BlackBerry PlayBook is expected to be available in retail outlets and other channels in the United States in early 2011 with rollouts in other international markets beginning in (calendar) Q2."

 


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First model will be Wi-Fi, 3G/4G options to come in the future


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    •    7" LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
    •    BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
    •    1 GHz dual-core processor
    •    1 GB RAM
    •    Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
    •    Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
    •    Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
    •    HDMI video output
    •    Wi-Fi - 802.11 a/b/g/n
    •    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    •    Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
    •    Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
    •    Ultra thin and portable:
    ?    Measures 5.1"x7.6"x0.4" (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
    ?    Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
    •    Additional features and specifications of the BlackBerry PlayBook will be shared on or before the date this product is launched in retail outlets.
    •    RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.


Aaron Baker
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PlayBook coming in early 2011....kind of odd that they're skipping over the 2010 holiday season.


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NICE cameras on the PlayBook....3MP front-facing, 5MP rear


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More than apps...Super Apps.  Interesting campaign.


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A super app integrates with your calendar, puts home games on your calendar, provides alerts.  A super app is proactive,


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Live demo of "Phone Halo" as an example of a super app


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Mike Kirkup, Director, Developer Relations on stage.


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Yach talking about "Super Apps"


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In other news, wireless coverage isn't so hot in here at the moment.


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David Yach on stage.


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Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe, on stage.


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Uncomprimised web experience...


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Based on QNX, not BlackBerry 6.  "Going to be an incredible gaming platform for developers and the players"


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"Over the past year, we have been building the BlackBerry tablet OS"


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Lazaridis is asking about device security..."can't be baked in"


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Talking about the stuff behind the scenes on the OS


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Dan Dodge, inventor of tablet OS, on stage.


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1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM for "true multitasking capabilities."


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Out of the box compatibility with BES.

 


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Enterprise-ready.


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Cameras on the front and the back


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Supports 1080p HD video with non-proprietary HDMI and USB connectors


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"No compromise web experience."  Full Flash 10.1 with hardware-accelerated video, HTML5


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9.7mm thin


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Awesome name for a business tablet.  "Everyone needs a PlayBook"


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The BlackBerry PlayBook


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And there's the tablet


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Business users wanted to see pictures, videos, a positive web experience, all around BES


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"We had multitasking from day one"


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"BlackBerry is growing to be the number one solution in many countries around the world."


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BlackBerry Webworks -  Full featured apps in days, or even hours.  NO Java skills required.


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Officially announcing "In-App Payments" and "BlackBerry Advertising Service"


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35 million BlackBerry App World users.  1.5 million app downloads per day.


Aaron Baker
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BBM Social Platform - Engage 28 million BBM users.  Opening up the BBM environment for social apps


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28 million BBM users; adding 1.5 million subscribers every month.


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250,000 active BlackBerry Enterprise Servers


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"12 months alone, we've added 100,000 new developers to the platform."  Total of 300,000


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12.1 million BlackBerry devices sold in last quarter alone, 115 million total.  Do the math - that's a nice quarter.


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"Special announcement" coming....


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"Talk a little about BlackBerry's success across the world"


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"Such an exciting time in mobile...I just can't contain it."


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Mike Lazaridis on stage


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115 million devices sold


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Ain't no party like a BlackBerry party!  Here we go!


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Hopefully we'll hear something about RIM's tablet operating system...


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Program will begin in five minutes...let's get this party started!


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Testing, testing, 123


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