CrackBerry Coverage goes to San Francisco this week for BlackBerry DevCon 2011!
This is it folks... the CrackBerry team is live on location in San Francisco this week for BlackBerry DevCon 2011. We'll be blogging hard bringing you back all of the coverage, so be sure to keep it locked to CrackBerry.com this week. Things kick off tomorrow (Tuesday) morning with the general assembly keynote, and we've got a lot of high hopes coming into this one. We already have a pretty good idea of what RIM is working toward these days (QNX phones, Tablet 2.0), so tomorrow we'll hopefully get some good insight into just how far along they are. I'm hoping for some surprises too.
What We'd LOVE to See Tomorrow: QNX Developer Phones we can play with, Tablet OS 2.0 (or BBX 1.0) ready for download on our consumer PlayBooks (w/ Android App Player and native email), the BBX NDK available to devs and I'd kill to see the white Bold 9930/9900 get unveiled. I've already seen a couple here floating around with RIM people... NEEDZ to have one.
What We Expect to See Tomorrow: My gut says we might see a QNX phone make an appearance on stage, but I'm doubting we'll get any hands-on time with one. I don't get the impression that Tablet OS 2.0 will get pushed out to consumers tomorrow. But knowing that attendees at the conference are getting PlayBooks, and that it's a Dev conference, I'm thinking maybe those conference PlayBooks will have 2.0 "beta" on them for devs to work with and put to use. As for the white 9900, I'll do my best to try and steal one.
TALK OF THE SHOW: Guaranteed it'll be the BlackBerry PlayBook I'm rocking on a gold chain. Check out the welcome video above to get the deets on that one. We'll follow up later this week with a do it yourself video :)
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.