A cursory glance at specs and features of black berry 10 alpha dev


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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.

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A cursory glance at specs and features of black berry 10 alpha dev

  1. 1. A Cursory Glance at Specs and Features of BlackBerry 10 Alpha DevBlackBerry apps development will never be the same once BlackBerry 10 smartphoneand BlackBerry OS are released. Under a lot of pressure from competition, the new BBdevice and operating system are BlackBerrys attempt to produce something that bringsit back into the race. While other operating systems are attracting mobile applicationdevelopers and users, BB has not been able to develop such a robust app developmentecosystem.The new BlackBerry 10 Alpha for Developerscan give us a glimpse into what the future BB10 devices will look like. It can also help usfind out what new features BB 10 OS willoffer. The special version for developers waslaunched to give developers an idea of howtheir apps would function on the new devices.While these specs will carry over to the finaldevice, several new features may also beadded at a later stage.Distributed at the BlackBerry 10 Jam, this is aprototype device will help the developers testtheir applications on a real BB 10 device. It isworth noting that several BlackBerry appsdevelopment teams are working on apps thatwill be launched alongside the new operatingsystem and devices.
  2. 2. 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 MicroUSB is to be used forcharging as well as debugging,while the MicroHDMI will allowusers to display video onmonitors or televisions.Recently, a Siri-like feature hasalso been added to BlackBerry10 Alpha device. It is virtualpersonal assistant thatresponds to voice commands,but it is not that polished atthis stage.While you look at the specs, you should keep the fact in mind that the prototype deviceas well as the OS is released only to BlackBerry app developers. The company wants tomake it possible for developers to build quality apps that can be made available at thetime of the release of BB 10 devices.This prototype device only has cameras and web browser loaded, but the original devicefor general customers will have a lot more hardware features. Also, the final version ofBB 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 InformationIndiaNIC440 North Wolfe Road,Sunnyvale, CA – 94085,Phone: +1 (707) 234 5607Fax: +1 (415) 520 9356Website: www.indianic.com