Why gaming developers are embracing RIM's BlackBerry 10

Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM), which will formally unveil is BlackBerry 10 platform tomorrow, needs developer support, especially from gamers, who did not exactly embrace RIM's legacy smartphone platform. How is RIM wooing them and why are they signing up? Some have done it for the gadgets, including a free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry Alpha developer devices. Others see pent-up demand among BlackBerry users for games and entertainment. Antti Pohjola, a developer based in Finland who has created games such as Freejeweled and Blubbles, was among the developers who ported a total of 40,000 apps to BlackBerry during RIM's recent "port-a-thons." FierceDeveloper talked with Pohjola and other gaming developers about why they are embracing BB10. Special Report

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