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How to Develop Apps for BlackBerry Classic: Webcast Recap

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Déjà Vu – but All New

BlackBerry Classic is almost here! To help developers get ready, this webcast (available on demand here) focused on a few specific learning points and adjustments that need to be made to ensure a smooth transition of apps to the BlackBerry Classic. (A total of 550 developers registered for the event, with 263 of those attending.)

Russell Andrade, Senior Product Manager NDK, began by explaining that the BlackBerry Classic is a bit of a hybrid, unifying some of the key features users love about BlackBerry Q10 with several of the great aspects the ever-popular BlackBerry Bold brings to the table.

BlackBerry Classic brings back the trackpad and navigation keys (call, menu, back, end), and fuses them with a solid 720 x 720 square touchscreen. If your app looks good on the Q10, it should look good on the Classic.


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