Following the success of previous events, and to gear up for the much awaited BlackBerry 10 Operating System, Research In Motion Limited (RIM) today announced that it will host BlackBerry 10 Jam on May 1-3 as a concurrent conference to BlackBerry World™, the largest annual gathering for the BlackBerry® ecosystem.

Alex Kinsella, RIM Senior PR and Social Media Manager, informed us that “BlackBerry 10 Jam will be dedicated to developers and is a unique opportunity for developers to connect with BlackBerry platform experts and learn more about the benefits and business opportunities of the BlackBerry platform.”  Alex further added “The show will give developers insight on building applications in anticipation of the launch of the new BlackBerry 10 OS later this year.”

Some of the activities awaiting participating Developers include instructor led labs and information sessions, all focused on:

  • BlackBerry® Native SDK – a C/C++ environment with support for open source libraries
  • HTML5+BlackBerry® WebWorks™ – HTML5 tools with an added layer for app enhancement through BlackBerry WebWorks
  • Adobe® Flash® – The AIR® SDK for BlackBerry allows developers to build apps with Flash+AIR tools
  • Android – the Android runtime will run applications that have been packaged from APK files to BAR files and submitted to BlackBerry App World

RIM will also be providing opportunities for the media to meet and speak with the developers as part of the BlackBerry World Press Program.

The BlackBerry 10 Jam will be held at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando Florida.

For more details and to register for the BlackBerry 10 Jam, head on to

To read RIM’s official announcement, head on to the  BlackBerry Developers Blog.