BlackBerry 10 Developer Alpha Smartphone officially unveiled; goes for Developers
RIM has finally uncovered the previously leaked BlackBerry 10 Developer Alpha Smartphone Smartphone at the BlackBerry World event. The RIM is hosting its annual BlackBerry World event between May 1-3 and the first day itself RIM revealed the anticipated the Developer Alpha device which was leaked couple of days ago.
By design, the BlackBerry Alpha reflects the BlackBerry PlayBook and the device is expected to be powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 or better and features a 4.2-inch 1280x768px display, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, a microSD expansion slot and a mini-HDMI port. In fat there is no actual info of the screen type or the processor under the hood.
The BlackBerry 10 Developer Alpha is designed for developers to experiment and get up to speed with the new Cascade framework for BB10. All developers who attend the event will receive a Dev Alpha unit. The BlackBerry 10 native SDK is now available for download via RIM’s website and developers will be developing the apps for the device so that they’re ready to run on final hardware when it is available.
RIM has hinted that the unit doesn’t necessarily guarantee that the final release unit will sport the same hardware specs but still the device look pretty decent. “We’re giving developers full access to the native platform,” says Christopher Smith, RIM’s vice president of application platform and tools. Check out a promo video of the new BB10 platform that shows the new keyboard interface in action.