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BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013 general session liveblog!

By Simon Sage on 25 Sep 2013 09:31 pm EDT
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BlackBerry Jam Asia kicks off today, and it promises to be exciting. Though the last week was decidedly jam-packed with non-developer news, last night Alec Saunders promised that we'd be seeing something new today.

What could it be? Some more in-car stuff? Or maybe some deep QNX-powered machine-to-machine functions? Fresh 10.2 features? Now more than ever, BlackBerry has to instill developer confidence in the platform, so tune in below and see what they've got in the works!

The fun kicks off at 10 AM Hong Kong time, which works out to 10 PM EST and 7 PM PST.

56 comments

aha

Need moment support in Wechat to be sweet.

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thedustytaco

all they really need to do is add video calls an many people will be satisfied

ddlax22

Hope it really gets things going for devs!

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M--Canuck

10 PM today ?

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rlgwood

Keep it moving BlackBerry.

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Berry Clubs Black

I had posted BlackBerry Jam Asia photos to my Facebook fans page. :

http://m.facebook.com/hkBlackBerryClubs
Or
http://www.facebook.com/hkBlackBerrtClubs

BBer please like and support my Facebook fans page. :)

robdob123

Awesome link within you fb page:

Watch the video on the page displayed below, some SERIOUS BLACKBERRY POWER...

http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20130917/18427131

I love the Blackberry stuff., Thanks,

Spades1234

Ummm, I may need a mandarin translation here.

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robdob123

you mean Cantonese.. :)

camera531

Developers must be more excited than ever to work with BlackBerry now!

Abdul Aziz AlBastaki

BBM 4 all.. I think....:/

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Jahcure

Finally unleashing more tat stuff I hope.

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Robin Lim

Not being ungrateful, but I hope they develop more serious apps. See what came out of the Asia Dream App contest was rather disappointing.

Posted from my Zed 10

bvinceb

Is keynote going to be streamed

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nick canada

Very excited to see what's new

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xBURK

Is that 10 pm tonight Eastern Time?

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neilwick

Yes, that would be 10 PM tonight Eastern Time. I've been told that they're not streaming it live.

ARWestenberger

It didn't end up much anyway, which makes sense. They announced one big Asian language app and that's about it if your not a programmer.

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Amit Oberoi

It has already started

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xBURK

Ah, I get it now. No video. Ty

farskija

The live blog window doesn't even play nice on the Z10, cuts off on the side...

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Playbookjoe

Use overflow menu and open in browser and it works.

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Optimus4

iPhone too. Must be the application

a2323

They were just about to announce a new app and then the live feed cut off

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thekidshop

Nope does not work as it says live feed at back is not supported, we're can we watch this

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BB fan forever

Let's go Blackberry. Let's knock down Apple and Android. We won't die and we will keep pushing forward.

BallJohnsonDance

Yeah and if you truly believe that I got a sweet bridge for sale

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birdman_38

When they're talking about apps, giving lots of visuals, demos, etc...it doesn't make sense for BlackBerry to not have a live video stream.

hazarder

Aggh we will find out soon

Posted via that z10!

longtermBB

Apparently Flip Board coming to BlackBerry 10

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Jose Casiano

BBM ON DESKTOP WOOT DREAMS DO COME TRUE!

harryfang36

they should have a back up device file via the wifi. many users cant back up or connected with the bb link

playbookster

sounds like a lot of good stuff :)

harryfang36

where is instagram? will blackberry bring more new popular app?

Trick_Deck

Wrong question. Will those apps bring themselves to BlackBerry. Probably not but BlackBerry has no say so on that front. The developers have to either do it or allow bb to build it. If they don't want to there's nothing BlackBerry can do.

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Trick_Deck

BBM on desktop is the only real good thing there. For NA. The Sina Webo thing is great for Asia. But I kind of wish BBM in desktop wasn't a bridge like feature. I want a native app for it. Oh well

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Kevin Michaluk

w00t!!!!!!!

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JIVE8900

Instagram is set to release on BB10 next month ie next month October! Watch out fi diss!

neilwick

According to whom? You are just making that up.

JIVE8900

No I'm not! Got it from a trusted source.

neilwick

It's good if it's true.

birdman_38

The Fairfax deal will fall through, Prem sells his shares, half the board resigns, Thor and other execs are let go.

Source? My imagination.

JIVE8900

This person gave me a legit heads up in the past so I'm inclined to believe this one, even though it may seem far fetched based on the pronouncements I've been seeing online. Take it for what it is, a rumor, and just watch and see what happens.

frfghtr

Great jam!!!!! Our future's so bright, I'm wearing my shades.

birdman_38

If you figure a minute focus on the consumer market is ideal for developers... good on ya.

fatkiid

Are these the shades with no lenses?

sickmode7

Can't wait to hear the good news. I've been a lot of bad ones. Time blackberry to risen up

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ARWestenberger

So is my idea of mobile computing different than BlackBerry's? That or they are starting very small when they need to be looking much bigger.

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RyanGermann

Those photos, as though taken from a cherry picker, are just taken at eye level, aren't they Simon?? Or do you hold your camera high above your head?