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Rumor: RIM to Rebrand QNX as “BlackBerry X” (BBX) at DevCon?

RIM obviously needs a way to easily differentiate between legacy BlackBerry OS and new QNX based BlackBerry devices especially with QNX phones starting to confuse things. The latest rumor to hit the mill comes from Kevin over @CrackBerry with a new name for RIM’s QNX based BlackBerry OS. It has been pretty painful to hear…

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Adobe Flash/AIR Winners Selected for BlackBerry Developer Challenge 2011

The BlackBerry Partners Fund announced the winner of their Adobe Flash/AIR section of the BlackBerry Developers Challenge this week. The winners were selected based on regions and judged based on quality, visual appeal, user experience, creativity, and innovation. Some interesting winners made the list. Check them out below:

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Unity & Marmalade Gaming SDK Execs to Talk at BlackBerry DevCon

Earlier today Todd pointed out to me that RIM is holding a session at BlackBerry DevCon this month titled “Game Makers Dream: The BlackBerry PlayBook Native SDK.” The session is supposed to talk about the PlayBook Native SDK (NDK) and the power of the platform along with how easy it is to develop a successful…

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RIM Teaching Android PlayBook Development to BlackBerry Java Developers

  For awhile now I (and many other devs) have had a feeling that RIM might try to push BlackBerry smartphone Java developers into developing Android applications. The Android runtime on the PlayBook will be the first Java runtime for the PlayBook (and possibly QNX phones) and I know Java BlackBerry devs are paying attention….

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RIM to Help Developers Port Android & Web Apps at DevCon App Express

  More details are fleshing out about DevCon this month in San Francisco. In their latest press release RIM clearly highlights that they are planning on helping Android developers port their apps to the PlayBook along with assisting web developers in porting their apps to both the PlayBook and BlackBerry smartphones. They will be doing…

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RIM is Suddenly Very Interested in Lock Screen Widgets

  We heard some rumblings at BlackBerry World that RIM was working with Microsoft to bake Bing directly into the BlackBerry OS and lock screen though only a few concepts were shown. In RIM’s latest market research survey they sent me this week they definitely seem to be going further or at least contemplating it….

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RIM’s BBM Generation Contest Connects Youth With Celebrity Influencers

RIM let us know about a new BBM Generation program they are running for teens and twenty somethings offering them the chance to connect with celebrities who share their passion. They are offering up the chance for youths to be one of six grand prize winners and be the protégé of one of six young…

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RIM Rolling Out PlayBook Native SDK Beta 0.9.4 to Developers in Beta Zone

  We have been hearing from devs for the last month or so that they have slowly been receiving access to the BlackBerry PlayBook NDK (Native Development Kit). Last week I received quite a few more tips about more devs getting access and Bla1ze over @CrackBerry seems to be hearing the same thing. I guess…

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