BlackBerry Developer Newsletter - February 2009
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We have been thrilled with the response since our last newsletter announcing that the BlackBerry® application storefront was now accepting applications. The anticipation to our Spring launch is growing each day as more and more vendors register and submit their applications for review.

Have you registered? Don't miss this opportunity to reach millions of BlackBerry smartphone users around the world with your application! To begin the submission process please visit:

You asked, we answered

We are committed to making the submission process as simple and transparent as possible and have answered your most frequently asked questions. Please check back often as we update this page with new answers!

Important updates - application storefront vendor portal

Whether you haven't yet registered or are already well on your way, make sure you check out the FAQ regularly to find out the latest updates to the portal as we continue to make enhancements before launch. New changes are going live this week!

Stay Tuned!

As we approach launch make sure you stay tuned for more information about the application submission process, final vendor agreement, and key deadlines. Thank you for your continued interest and excitement in the BlackBerry application storefront!

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Video of the Month Video walk through of the Blackberry application storefront submission process

Learn how to submit your application by following these simple step-by-step instructions.


WES 2009: Engage. Inform. Empower.
May 5-7 in Orlando, FL

Registration for the biggest BlackBerry® event of the year is now open! The Early Bird offer expires March 6, 2009, so register now and save US $400 off the regular conference fee.

Also expiring on March 6 is our Group Discount Program - get 3 WES passes for the price of 2! Don't miss your chance to take advantage of the offer. Find out more details about the Group Discount Program.

Sample sessions have been announced for the Mobilizing Enterprise Applications track:
  • The BlackBerry Application Platform: Today and Tomorrow
  • Introduction to the BlackBerry Developer Tools
  • Developing Java® Applications for the BlackBerry® Storm™ smartphone
  • In-House Versus Outsourcing the Development of Custom Applications?
Case studies, best practices, the latest BlackBerry developer tools, and tips & tricks from Research In Motion (RIM) expert developers will help you learn how building and deploying BlackBerry smartphone applications can solve problems more easily than you imagined.

With numerous breakout sessions, a buzzing Solutions Showcase, ample networking opportunities and more, you won't want to miss WES 2009!

Register Now for WES 2009.

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