Research In Motion unveiled on Tuesday (May 1st) the very first BlackBerry 10 device, still as a prototype, in a conference held only for developers. The BlackBerry 10 OS devices are RIM's last hopes to save the company from the downward spiral it fell into in the past few years.
RIM said to be handing in 2,000 of the "BlackBerry 10 Alpha" to developers who attended a conference sponsored by the company in Orlando, Florida this Tuesday. The company stated that the model will not be released for the final consumer until later this year.
Alec Saunders, RIM's VP of developer relations, said RIM is doing this uncommon move of handing in prototypes to developers because they want intensive developer support for the new BlackBerry: "We want to create a wave of application support behind the new BlackBerrys before we bring them to market," he said.
Source:The NY Times