What we Learned at the BlackBerry 2010 Developer Conference

Posted on September 28, 2010 by


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.