What we Learned at the BlackBerry 2010 Developer Conference

Posted on September 28, 2010 by

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On the 27th September 2010 BlackBerry kick started its Developer Conference in San Francisco. The Keynote gave us some interesting BlackBerry stats to sink our teeth into:

  • BlackBerry have 50 million active subscribers worldwide.
  • 115 Million BlackBerry Smartphones have been sold.
  • BlackBerry is the Number 1 smartphone in The Netherlands, UK and North America.
  • There are over 28 million active BlackBerry Messenger Users.
  • There are 35 million App World Users Worldwide

There was a lot of news for BlackBerry Developers and BlackBerry fans alike including:

  • BBM will be an open social platform for third-party applications.
  • There will be an In-App payment system.
  • BlackBerry WebWorks: enables developers to make apps using HTML5 and other web technologies without the need for Java.
  • Developer tools are now compatible for Macs.

But probably the biggest announcement of the conference so far has to be the incredibly anticipated arrival of BlackBerry’s “first professional tablet“: The Blackpad The PlayBook.

Get the latest info about BlackBerry’s PlayBook on MoRecNews here.

For more from the BlackBerry Developer Conference, Engadget has great live coverage of the event.