BlackBerry maker RIM has said there will be a second BlackBerry developer device released later in the year.

Talking at BlackBerry Jam, Alec Saunders, RIM’s VP of Developer Relations, confirmed there would be a second "very limited-edition" version of a BlackBerry 10 device nearer the official launch date later in the year.

The exclusive device will be available to any developer who has bagged a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha unit, developed an app and had it approved.

The reason? RIM confirmed that at present there are no plans on upgrading the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha unit to the final version of BlackBerry 10 but that it is keen on rewarding developers for their endeavours.

In the meantime we recommend that those eager to get their hands on the device being handed out at BlackBerry World in Florida, or the yet to come "very limited-edition" device, should keep an eye on eBay.

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