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RIM Shares Interesting Stats and Facts at Sunnyvale BBDevDay

DevDay Sunnyvale

RIM has been making their way around 3 cities in the US along with Toronto with their BlackBerry Developer days. I sadly missed the one in NYC but they just had one in Sunnyvale, CA yesterday. I was following the tweets from the event and while some of the information was repeats there was some gold in there too. Here is what I spotted but let me know if you found anything else:

  • 49% of paid apps are BB5.0 users, 41% are on BB6.0 via @OldDirtyGamer
  • There are 580 carriers globally for BlackBerry. Most BB users (505) are on version 5.0 and only 10% are on version 6,0. via @OldDirtyGamer
  • Just spoke with the folks from RIM. No restrictions on using third party payment platforms. via @PayPalx
  • In-app payment microtransactions for Playbook available today; subscriptions within apps for Playbook coming later. via @OldDirtyGamer (This one kind of confused me since I don’t see the support documented anywhere)

Last but not least 🙂

Picture credit goes to @BlackBerryDev

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  1. So RIM is in CA while the whole rest of the wireless world is in Orlando?

    Yeah…lame schwag when you’re really needing to court developers and get them excited about your platform.

  2. Hmmm…agreed

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