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RIM Shows Off Next-Gen BlackBerry

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - Research in Motion (RIMM) is showing off a beta version of its next-generation smartphone to developers at the beginning of the Blackberry Jam App event in San Jose, Calif. - Apple's backyard.

The new BlackBerry's called the Dev Alpha B. The device reportedly has a high-quality touchscreen display (768 by 1280 pixels) supporting what RIM calls "Active Frames".

Active Frames is a system of as many as eight small screen versions of real programs that are all actually running at the same time. The company is trying to differentiate its system from Apple (AAPL - Get Report) iPhone "Widgets" and Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) Windows Phone "Live Tiles".

It runs on the third beta version of RIM's all-new operating system, dubbed BB10. Participants at the event report that the OS feels smooth and fast.

RIM announced that as many as 10 service providers around the world will start putting the new device through their testing routines beginning on Oct. 10.

The Canadian handset maker has promised that the as-yet-unnamed phone running BB10 will ship in early 2013.

RIM shares rose 4.84% to $6.61 during Tuesday afternoon trading.

--Written by Gary Krakow in New York.

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Gary Krakow is's senior technology correspondent.

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