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BlackBerry Partners Fund announces BlackBerry Developer Challenge "Adobe Flash/AIR" winners

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BlackBerry Partners Fund Announces BlackBerry Developer Challenge "Adobe Flash/AIR" Winners

Award recognizes Best Adobe AIR Apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet


TORONTO - October 3, 2011 - BlackBerry Partners Fund™ today announced the winners of the "Adobe Flash/AIR" competition in the fourth annual BlackBerry Partners Fund Developer Challenge. Winners of the best Adobe® AIR® app built with Adobe® Flash® technology for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet were selected on a regional basis. Apps were judged based on quality and use of development best practices, level of visual appeal, user experience, and creativity and innovation.

North America:

Latin America:

Europe, Middle East, Africa:

Asia Pacific:

AIR, a superset of Flash Player, enables developers to leverage existing code to create and deliver standalone applications across devices and platforms. Thousands of applications built with Flash technology have already been created and made available on BlackBerry App World™.

2011 BlackBerry Developers Challenge announced

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Developers challenge

The BlackBerry Partners Fund has officially announced this years BlackBerry Developer Challenge. Although the event doesn't take place until the 2011 BlackBerry Developer Conference gets under way in October, in San Francisco the prizes and timelines have all been outlined.

This year's Challenge includes the following three competitions:

Press Release: Research In Motion Makes Lead Commitment to Second BlackBerry Partners Fund

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Research In Motion Makes Lead Commitment to Second BlackBerry Partners Fund

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2011) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) and the BlackBerry® Partners Fund today announced that RIM is making a lead commitment to BlackBerry Partners Fund II, a new US$150 million independent venture capital fund focused exclusively on mobile computing. BlackBerry Partners Fund II is expected to launch in June 2011 and will have a broader international mandate than the first Fund.

"We are very pleased with the positive impact of the first Fund on our mobile ecosystem and we look forward to BlackBerry Partners Fund II bringing additional resources and support to mobile innovators in a broader range of international markets," said Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO at Research In Motion.

"We are very fortunate to have RIM as an anchor investor and partner in our Fund and greatly anticipate expanding our reach and the geographical scope of Fund II," said John Albright, Co-Managing Partner of BlackBerry Partners Fund.

The first BlackBerry Partners Fund was established in 2008 in collaboration with Research In Motion, Thomson Reuters, Royal Bank of Canada and a roster of high profile investors. The Fund has made 13 investments to-date in mobile start-ups in Canada, the United States, Israel and Ireland. The Fund brings capital, resources and domain expertise to the partnerships it forms with exceptional entrepreneurs around the world who are shaping the future of the mobile eco-system.

BlackBerry Partners Fund announces 12 regional finalists in the Developer Challenge

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Developers challenge

The BlackBerry Partners Fund has announced the 12 reginal finalists for the BlackBerry Developers Challenge. The apps were judged on how well they incorporated "super app" capabilities as well as quality and user experience. Participants are competing for prizes totalling over $1.5 million. The 12 finalists include:

BlackBerry Partners Fund announces regional selections in the “Super Apps” developer challenge

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BlackBerry Super App Challenge

The BlackBerry Partners Fund has selected the regional winners of the 2010 BlackBerry Super Apps Challenge. This years challenge brought forth hundreds of applications and has now been broken down for everyone to view.

BlackBerry Partners Fund Launches BlackBerry “Super Apps” Developer Challenge

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BlackBerry Partners Fund Launches BlackBerry “Super Apps” Developer Challenge

A new swing has been added to the BlackBerry Partners fund developer challenge this year. Rather than just building apps, developers are now being challenged to build "super apps". The stakes this year are higher, the prizes are better and the challenge should be rather exciting by the DevCon 2010 rolls around. Read on for the full details on the years challenge.