Dubai is Jammin’ today!

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Here’s a summary of BlackBerry® 10 Jam Dubai from our Middle East PR Manager, Bianca Limwatana – Ed.


The BlackBerry® 10 Jam World Tour arrived in Dubai today, attracting just over 100 developers from across the Middle East region and providing them with the opportunity to learn more about the unique capabilities of the new BlackBerry 10 OS.

Sandeep Saihgal, Managing Director, Middle East at RIM®, said: “We are proud of our strong connections with the talented community of developers in the Middle East region and believe this cooperation will be taken to the next level by the powerful programming tools that BlackBerry 10 offers.”

Mohamed Ali, Co-CEO of developer partner ZeroWire Labs, said: “There is growing excitement in our company for BlackBerry 10. We have already experienced great success with the launch of our BlackBerry apps in this region, and with the growth in demand for Arabic apps and the high penetration of BlackBerry smartphones in the Middle East, we expect BlackBerry 10 to create a significant opportunity for developers.”

Some of the tweets from the day:

And some additional quotes from developers at the event:

Aman Ali from Insomniac Dev: “BlackBerry10 means everything to me right now! The keyboard and the camera will exceed all other platforms. BlackBerry 10 will be absolutely massive! It’s something I’ve never seen before and I’m really looking forward to develop apps on!”

Kessienda D. Majemiif, Coo FastFindIt Solutions: “I think BlackBerry 10 is the future of user experience. BlackBerry 10 will make development faster and easier. I’m really looking forward to exploring and developing with the BB10 device! It is really going to add prestige to BlackBerry.”

Hamza Nasir, LiveAdmins: “I’ve been a BlackBerry hard-core fan since the inception. It’s not about the software, it’s not about the hardware…it’s the experience you get. BlackBerry10 will give developers a lot to work with. The cascade functionality and camera functionality is state of the art, plus more. I am looking forward to getting my hands on a BlackBerry 10 device!”

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