One of the larger announcements to come out of the BlackBerry 10 Jam keynote was the fact the RIM will be setting up a certification program for developers who create quality applications and there is plenty of incentives for developers to sign up and participate. Aside from line-jumping the BlackBerry App World queue, developers who create a quality certified app as determined by a third-party and have it submitted to BlackBerry App World also qualify for an additional incentive from RIM. A $10,000 incentive to be more specific. If your app is certified quality, submitted and earns $1,000 on its own but not $10,000 -- RIM will cut you a cheque for the difference. RIM is placing a lot of focus on developers and this is only a small part of a what is $100 Million investment into their ecosystem.
A new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a keyboard will arrive in 2021
A new joint announcement from BlackBerry, OnwardMobility, and FIH Mobile lays out the plans for a new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a physical keyboard to be brought to market in North America, and Europe within the first half of 2021.