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BlackBerry Academic Program

Browse the resources below to learn more about getting started with the BlackBerry® platform. To receive content and curriculum resources for use in your classroom, register for the BlackBerry Academic Program.

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Developer Zone

BlackBerry Technical
Solution Center


Academic developer
network forums

BlackBerry Developer Zone

The BlackBerry® Developer Zone provides access to development tools and downloads, and information about developing applications for BlackBerry smartphones and the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet.

Find tools and resources such as:

  • Code signing keys
  • Software development kits (SDKs)
  • BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators
  • Developer community programs

BlackBerry Technical Solution

Learn more about the BlackBerry solution in this technical knowledge base. Access troubleshooting tips for top issues and read knowledge base articles to find solutions for specific issues.

Developer forums

Engage with developers, other academics and other professionals through the developer support forums.

Forum topics include:

  • BlackBerry App World™
  • Java development
  • Web and WebWorks development
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server development
  • BlackBerry® Tablet OS SDK for Adobe® AIR®
  • Testing and deployment

Academic developer network forums

Connect with other members of the academic community and share suggestions for the BlackBerry Academic Program team. Learn how other academics are using BlackBerry Academic Program content and find out about news and updates within the BlackBerry academic community.

Additional resources

Instructor guides

The BlackBerry Academic Program instructor guides provide assistance with incorporating BlackBerry content into your curriculum, including lab set up. Instructor guides are available by request only to instructors that have registered for the BlackBerry Academic Program.

BlackBerry device orders

You may be eligible for free BlackBerry devices for use in your classroom. Contact a BlackBerry Academic Program Specialist at to learn more.


Get an introduction to BlackBerry application development through a number of developer webcasts.

Center for Mobile Education and Research (CMER)

Learn about the CMER and their mission to enhance mobile education and learning, and provide leadership in integrating mobile devices into computer science curriculum.


Get access to curriculum resources, BlackBerry software and more.


Become part of the BlackBerry Academic Program today.


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