BlackBerry Developer Conference: the Interviews (BlackBerry Cool Podcast)

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The BlackBerry Cool Podcast

Ok, so we’re a little late (early?) with this edition of The BlackBerry Cool Podcast. Blame the Blackberry Developer Conference – the sunny weather and good times left us pretty unreceptive to Ottawa’s dreary climate, making doing any sort of work quite difficult.

We’ve been thinking quite a bit about BBDC this past week, because it was such a clear marker of the sea change currently underway in the BlackBerry ecosystem. There is so much energy coming from RIM and BlackBerry developers right now. The amount of cool applications displayed during the BlackBerry Cool 15, the BBDC Keynote, or by enthusiastic developers with BlackBerrys in hand was mind-boggling. If you weren’t there yourself, you wouldn’t believe BlackBerrys could do these things. I’m sure with the new APIs and tools being released by RIM, the software we see at WES will be even better.

To that end, this week’s entire podcast is dedicated to the people that help make BBDC worthwhile: developers and the VC’s that fund them.

Beth Marcus, Zeemote
Evgeny Lebanidze, BeamBerry
Peter Werry, Multiplied (Poynt)
Robert Kao, SmrtGuard (PeeKaWho)
Rick Segal, BlackBerry Partners Fund

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get anyone from BlackBerry Cool 15 winner Nobex on the podcast (they were too busy cashing their 150,000 cheque), but we’ll have them on next week. Downloading/streaming options for the BlackBerry Cool Podcast can be found after the jump, as well as links to all the relevant news stories. Enjoy!

Special thanks to BlackBerry Cool Podcast sponsor, Rove Mobile, and BBDC coverage sponsor, bitHeads!

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BlackBerry Developer Conference Key News

BlackBerry Storm to come with McAfee Mobile Security?
Plazmic 4.6 CDK goes official and available for download
BBDC: First hands-on with the BlackBerry Storm
BBDC Keynote: BlackBerry Cool Live Blog
RIM to launch BlackBerry application storefront and BlackBerry application center
RIM to bring the power of the web to BlackBerry application development
RIM updates BlackBerry developer tools
RIM takes push to a new level with BlackBerry web signals technology for third party content services
The BlackBerry Cool 15 was a huge success!
AT&T BlackBerry Bold arrives November 4th!
Complete audio of the BlackBerry Developer Conference now available (BlackBerry Bytes)
RIM Talks BlackBerry Storm Development
Web Push Signals Now Available