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Top 5 BlackBerry Jam Sessions We’re Looking Forward To

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BlackBerry Jam is going to be an awesome side conference next to BlackBerry World. The conference will give developers a look at some of the tools and features of the new BlackBerry platform that we’ve been waiting to see. The biggest news at the conference will be around Cascades, BlackBerry 10 native APIs and tools as well as new markets for BlackBerry such as automotive. Here are 5 sessions that we’re looking forward to attending.
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Developers: You Should Attend the BlackBerry 10 Jam at BlackBerry World in Orlando, May 1st

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BlackBerry World is going to be an awesome conference this year. Not only is RIM hosting its standard BlackBerry conference, but the company will have a developer-conference-within-a-conference called BlackBerry 10 Jam. According to RIM, the BlackBerry 10 Jam “will be dedicated to developers and is a unique opportunity for developers to connect with BlackBerry platform experts and learn more about the benefits and business opportunities of the BlackBerry platform. The show will give developers insight on building applications in anticipation of the launch of the new BlackBerry 10 OS later this year.” What kind of insight will they provide? Well the schedule has a “Hands-on” Lab Session so hopefully devices!
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BlackBerry World Session Catalog Now Live

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The BlackBerry World Session Catalog is now live and it looks like this conference, despite the rebrand, is still very much geared towards large enterprise. This makes sense as RIM will likely save the more consumer-level news and sessions for the BlackBerry Developer Conference, which is conveniently located in San Francisco. This year’s conference is focused on business, IT, and development needs, as well as the tablet’s impact on the office of tomorrow.
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BlackBerry World Conference in Orlando Now Open for Registration

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The BlackBerry World 2011 conference is being help from May 3rd to the 5th in Orlando, Florida. Attendees can register now until February 25th at the early bird rate and save $400 off the full conference pass ($2,199 USD). Also as a new offer this year, attendees that can’t make it for all three days can register for a one-day pass ($599 USD) for Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

With the PlayBook expected to launch before BlackBerry World, attendees will be able to get some quality hands-on with the tablet in its finished state. Register for the conference at this link.

RIM Introduces the BlackBerry World Conference in Orlando

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As it was previously rumored, the WES conference in Orlando has been renamed and is now called the BlackBerry World Conference. The name goes along with “App World” and the general global strategy that RIM has for the BlackBerry brand. The conference will feature keynotes from leading mobile thinkers, over 100 breakout sessions, Hands-on Labs, BlackBerry training, and opportunities for certification.
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BlackBerry PlayBook Admin Screen Proves QNX Software Isn’t Ready?

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UPDATE: This was actually an app being demo’d that was left on the screen. The screen you see isn’t actually anything from the PlayBook OS layer.

It’s pretty obvious that the QNX OS for the PlayBook isn’t ready to be handled yet, and that’s why RIM had the PlayBook behind glass cases (and still does). When something is demoed for the first time it’s almost always under very tight conditions and while it seems RIM rushed to demo, the expectations were a little low considering the PlayBook isn’t available until early 2011.

At the Gartner conference, the PlayBook was on display and big to show something like a dashboard/admin screen. It’s hard to tell if this is proof that the PlayBook OS isn’t ready, or if the demo units have some added admin software.

In any case, we’re all looking forward to getting our hands on the PlayBook and especially to get the QNX OS on BlackBerrys.