BlackBerry / Mobile Phones

BlackBerry reveals new Dev Alpha C handset with physical keyboard

BlackBerry unveiled an update to its SDK and debuted the QWERTY-sporting Dev Alpha C handset at its Jam in Amsterdam to help coders build apps for BB devices with physical keyboards. It announced the WebWorks SDK, which will support apps for the launched Blackberry Q10 handset also.The software kit will let physical keyboards work “just as if (input) came from the virtual keyboard on a BlackBerry Z10” touchscreen device, according to the blog, letting devs create applications for both with “very little effort.” The new handset will join BlackBerry’s Dev Alpha B model for touchscreen smartphones and the freshly announced red Special Edition Z10. Want more info? See the sources below.

Source Blackberry Developer Blog, Blackberry Dev (Twitter), @paradosky (Twitter)

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