BlackBerry 10: Vancouver’s Wavefront home to new BlackBerry Tech Centre (Excerpt via Vancouver Sun)

Posted by: Gillian Shaw
January 29, 2013

James Maynard at Wavefront BlackBerry Tech Centre

Tomorrow morning’s launch will be cause for celebration in Vancouver, where Research in Motion is opening a developers’ centre — one of only three in North America.

The new centre is located at Wavefront, the Vancouver-headquartered Canadian Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research where start-ups and more senior companies test and develop apps for all wireless mobile platforms — from Apple’s iOS to Android, Windows, BlackBerry and others — and connect to wireless carriers around the globe.

Later tomorrow, some 200 developers will gather at Wavefront to celebrate the opening of the BlackBerry Tech Centre there, an event that Wavefront president and CEO James Maynard describes as an acknowledgment of Vancouver’s significance as a centre of wireless innovation.

“We have a very strong technology community here that thinks mobile,” he said. “In terms of the mindset and the talent, we rank really highly in the world, so I’m glad that BlackBerry has recognized that in terms of putting the centre here.”

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