Dubai: Embattled Research In Motion has hosted its BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour in Dubai, to introduce the upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform.
The tour, which aims to give developers opportunity to learn more about the unique capabilities of upcoming device BlackBerry 10, will cover 23 cities in the UAE in three months.
According to Gulf News, RIM on Tuesday showcased some BlackBerry 10 features including neat ones like the new keyboard, camera apps and cascade effect, although there’s still some time to the actual platform launch.
RIM also shared with developers how there was a 226 percent increase in demand for the App World service with 89,000 apps being downloaded three billion times.
The firm said it currently has around 28,000 BlackBerry App developers.
“RIM reiterated that developers will make 10,000 dollars from the first year of launch if the apps pass the new certification program RIM is setting up, along with some other criteria,” the report quoted Anthony Payne, director of ecosystems marketing at RIM, as saying.
“If they don’t make this guaranteed sum, RIM will top up the difference,” Payne added.
First Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 13:14