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News  14, Jun 2012

BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour kicks off Asia Pacific leg on 2 July

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BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour happening in Bangalore, Delhi, Beijing, Singapore, Jakarta and Sydney, is now open for registration

We’ve all heard so much about the promise of BlackBerry 10 during the last DevCon in Singapore. Whether or not the platform will live up to its expectation is still anyone’s best guest. The good news is, Research In Motion (RIM) just announced that registration for the BlackBerry®10 Jam World Tour in the Asia Pacific region is now open. Developers can expect to  have hands-on experience for the new BlackBerry Platform and connect with RIM experts and other developers in the region.

The BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour happening in Asia Pacific begins 2 July, 2012 and covers six cities in the region – Bangalore, Delhi, Beijing, Singapore, Jakarta and Sydney. Developers will have the opportunity to explore the unique capabilities of BlackBerry® 10 and to also be among the first to develop on this new platform. Interested developers can visit http://www.blackberryjamworldtour.com/ for more information.

“This tour will give us the opportunity to engage directly with BlackBerry developers across Asia Pacific. We plan to support our developers with all the necessary resources to help them launchtheir apps for BlackBerry 10,” said Alec Saunders, VP Developer Relations at RIM. “Through these sessions, developers will be able to gain a better understanding of BlackBerry 10 and engage with their peers.”

Another piece of good news for developers is that, qualified developers who attend the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour will be provided with a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device in order to test their apps and to help ensure their apps are ready and available for customers when the first BlackBerry 10 devices launch.

To check out upcoming dates and locations as well as get more info about the Tour, please visit www.blackberryjamworldtour.com. BlackBerry 10 Jam Singapore will be happening on 9 July, 2012 with signups still available.

About The BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour

The BlackBerry Jam World Tour is a series of full-day events dedicated to providing the developer community with insights on the BlackBerry 10 platform, its strengths, the vision, and how developers can make apps that stand out with customers. The Tour will offer guidance from BlackBerry platform experts with sessions focused on HTML5 with BlackBerry® WebWorks™ and Native C/C++ with Cascades as well as QML development for the BlackBerry platform. Developers will be able to interact with experts who can provide guidance, tips and tricks, and other information to help developersbuild apps for BlackBerry 10.

Jacky Yap

Jacky Yap

Having spent one year abroad in Shanghai under the NUS Overseas College Programme, Jacky has an avid interest in entrepreneurship and web based startups. Jacky used to run N-House, Singapore's first entrepreneurial themed residence in NUS, and was also part of the organizing team for Startup Weekend Singapore 2012. You can reach him at jacky [at] e27 [dot] co

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