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BlackBerry has released BlackBerry 10 Alpha Dev for developers. The purpose behind this launch is to make it easy for developer to build quality apps for the upcoming BB 10 smartphone. This document looks at the features and specs of the prototype BB device.
A Cursory Glance at Specs and Features of BlackBerry 10 Alpha Dev BlackBerry apps development will never be the same once BlackBerry 10 smartphone and BlackBerry OS are released. Under a lot of pressure from competition, the new BB device and operating system are BlackBerry's attempt to produce something that brings it back into the race. While other operating systems are attracting mobile application developers and users, BB has not been able to develop such a robust app development ecosystem. The new BlackBerry 10 Alpha for Developers can give us a glimpse into what the future BB 10 devices will look like. It can also help us find out what new features BB 10 OS will offer. The special version for developers was launched to give developers an idea of how their apps would function on the new devices. While these specs will carry over to the final device, several new features may also be added at a later stage. Distributed at the BlackBerry 10 Jam, this is a prototype device will help the developers test their applications on a real BB 10 device. It is worth noting that several BlackBerry apps development teams are working on apps that will be launched alongside the new operating system and devices. The following are the major device specifications and features: Display 4.2-inch, 1280X768. Touch screen. HD LCD, 365dpi. Network MicroSIM. Quad Band HSPA+, LTE support not enabled. Connectivity NFC, Bluetooth. Ports microUSB, microHDMI, 3.5mm Headphone Jack. Cameras 1 front facing (no flash), 1 rear facing (with flash). Battery Non-removable. Storage Internal, 16GB. OS BlackBerry 10 Developer Preview 10.0.4.197. The MicroUSB is to be used for charging as well as debugging, while the MicroHDMI will allow users to display video on monitors or televisions. Recently, a Siri-like feature has also been added to BlackBerry 10 Alpha device. It is virtual personal assistant that responds to voice commands, but it is not that polished at this stage. While you look at the specs, you should keep the fact in mind that the prototype device as well as the OS is released only to BlackBerry app developers. The company wants to make it possible for developers to build quality apps that can be made available at the time of the release of BB 10 devices. This prototype device only has cameras and web browser loaded, but the original device for general customers will have a lot more hardware features. Also, the final version of BB 10 OS will surely have more features. At this point, we can say one thing for sure: this device is bound to revolutionize BlackBerry apps development. Media Contact Information IndiaNIC 440 North Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale, CA – 94085, Phone: +1 (707) 234 5607 Fax: +1 (415) 520 9356 Website: www.indianic.com
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