BlackBerry Academic Program

The BlackBerry Academic Program rolls out in in the Philippines

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The BlackBerry Academic Program isn't new, but it is now rolling out for the first time in the Philippines thanks to RIM. The program, which is free, enables University students to gain knowledge in mobile application development, networks, spectrum and efficient use of battery life - just to name a few. 

With people being so reliant on mobile computing in this day and age it makes perfect sense to start teaching students how to maximise their potential within the mobile space as soon as possible. The universities have access to the materials they need to teach attendees what they require for working with the BlackBerry platform, including the enterprise environment.

The BlackBerry Academic program is now available in 113 countries worldwide and it's great to see RIM continuing to support it where they can. It seems that prior to the release of BlackBerry 10, RIM can do no wrong on the development front.

You can catch the full press release below.

RIM launches BlackBerry apps lab in the University of Pretoria

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RIM launches BlackBerry apps lab in the University of Pretoria

The drive for creating apps for the BlackBerry platform increasing, with RIM's BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour kicking off in Milan, developers are certainly very excited about building apps for the BlackBerry devices. However, that is not the only way RIM is helping the developer community. RIM also has the BlackBerry Academic Program, which was launched back in 2010. This allowed academic institutions around the world to sign up as a BlackBerry Academic Centre where they can get access to self-study tools, software development resources and academic content.