The BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour, a developer’s conference that had most recently taken place at San Jose, Calif. last month, will be stopping by 11 more cities, according to Research in Motion’s official announcement a few days back. This is a continuation of RIM’s plans to make as many people as possible aware of the BlackBerry 10 operating system, which is tentatively expected to launch in the early part of 2013. Security features will be a primary focus of the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour, as it was in last month’s Californian stopover.
The 11 cities confirmed by RIM include London and Toronto on October 23, Ottawa on October 25, Amsterdam on November 1, Frankfurt and Sao Paulo on November 6, Washington, D.C. on November 8, New York on November 13, Madrid on November 15, Mexico City on November 16 and finally, Chicago on November 28. The events of the expo will cover one day and will be centered on the unusual situations encountered by enterprise application developers. As such, educating these developers on how to provide secure server and database access would be a top goal of the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour. Several developer tools, such as the BlackBerry Native Development Kit with BlackBerry Cascades and HTML5 with BlackBerry WebWorks, will be highlighted, once again considering these tools’ importance for enterprise app development. On a lighter note, it would be too much to expect another cheesy song number (a pro-RIM/BlackBerry tune based on REO Speedwagon’s ‘80s hit “Keep on Loving You”) like we heard at the California BlackBerry 10 Jam – these subsequent events are expected to be more serious than the first.
In other RIM and BlackBerry news, the struggling, though optimistic Canadian company has sent out invitations to an event to be held on November 7 in Canada, one apparently separate from the aforementioned World Tour. This event will deal more with the OS itself, and is considered as another step in the right direction as RIM hopes to cut its losses and make a strong comeback to prominence with the BlackBerry 10 platform.