Research In Motion Limited (TSE:RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM) is offering a useful resource for BlackBerry 10 app developers. The company just launched BlackBerry 10 Advice Centre in Slough, England. It’s a real center, with an onsite team of helpers who are there to offer advice and insight. Moreover, each day of the week is specifically geared toward one theme. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays are geared towards Android/iOS/Windows; Monday is geared towards Native/Cascades/QT, and Wednesdays are geared toward WebWorks and HTML5.
BlackBerry 10 isn’t expected to officially launch until early 2013, but that date could be pushed back further. Thanks to development issues, the Canadian tech company has previously delayed the latest BlackBerry.
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The company’s developer relations leader, Alec Saunders, recently explained, “The opening of this first BlackBerry Tech Centre underscores our ongoing commitment to actively engage with and support the efforts of our developer community.
Research In Motion Limited (TSE:RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM) also has plans to create other developer centers in key areas like the Silicon Valley, Indonesia, and Vancouver.
Research In Motion Limited (TSE:RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM) has been struggling for years to keep up in a market full of technologically-advanced and well-designed smartphones. It appears that the company is taking what could be their final chance with the Blackberry 10 very seriously. Last month, when the company held their BlackBerry Jam conference, they said they would create tech centers for developers, and it looks like they are delivering on the promise.
It’s good to know that Research In Motion Limited (TSE:RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM) is trying to make a serious effort to change their company and products for the better. Are the new tech centers the right step? It’s too early to tell, but it could be a step in progress. It’s going to take a lot more than new tech development centers to save the company, it’s going to take dedication and hard work to make the product better.