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In Pictures: Developers assess next-generation BlackBerrys

Audience seems pleased with RIM’s new operating system, smartphones and developer tools

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Software developers attend the Blackberry 10 Jam in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. on Thursday, where Research In Motion Ltd. gave them a preview of its next-generation smartphones.

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Research in Motion's Brian Zubert leads app developers in their 'lightening pitches.' RIM is courting the developer community before the launch of its next-generation BlackBerry 10.

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Developers pitch their application ideas to a voting audience in Kitchener-Waterloo.

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Developer Ritesh Patel, with taab, explains his ideas.

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Rob Williams signals to the presenters at the BlackBerry event that they have two minutes left on their pitch.

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Developers wait to pitch their ideas. RIM executives spent much of their time at the event explaining how easy it is to build apps for their newest devices.

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An attendee at the Blackberry 10 Jam World Tour stop in Kitchener-Waterloo wears a T-shirt outlining the company's tour dates.

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Developer Kory Fong pitches his ideas to the voting audience.

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Audience members assess RIM’s new hardware, as well as the ideas of other developers.

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