BlackBerry 10, Alpha Dev Sneak Peek Kicks Off BlackBerry World
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins talked up RIM's new Alpha Dev phone, its BlackBerry 10 platform and BlackBerry users—who are apparently super happy. Now, to get more of them.ORLANDO, Fla. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion packed a convention center here May 1, offering the world its first glimpses of the RIM BlackBerry 10 platform and its newest BlackBerry smartphone, the Alpha Dev. Final versions of both will be out later this year. RIM also showed off a bit of its new CEO, Thorsten Heins, who in January stepped up from a very behind-the-scenes chief operating officer role to replace longtime co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis.
"Until this year, I've sat myself in the audience with you," the Germany-born Heins told an enthusiastic crowd in his opening remarks. He also buttered them up a bit.