The BlackBerry 10 Jam conference just got a whole lot sweeter. At the conference, RIM will be giving developers a free, limited edition BlackBerry 10 developer prototype device to test their apps on. This move makes a lot of sense from a developer perspective, as it will allow them to make sure their apps run smoothly on the device, without having to wait for RIM to release the final product. We’re looking forward to this conference and we can’t wait to see devs porting their apps over to these dev phones right away. Who knows, maybe these dev phones will become a status symbol, since they’re limited edition and all. Oh and if you’re a hater, please read the following words carefully: this. is. a. prototype. Not. the. real. deal. Got it?
Your basic RIM touchscreen is what we’re expecting.
So our next question is: what does the developer prototype look like? Well according to RIM, the device features “a modified version of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS which shows the path to the BlackBerry 10 OS, which has been customized to a phone.” So we’re expecting a touchscreen phone that is essentially a small PlayBook with a radio in it. Maybe it’ll look like the Touch Torch but with a bigger screen.