Research In Motion is touting its BlackBerry Storm2 as a hot device for developers, as the BlackBerry OS 5.0 is the first smartphone operating system from RIM to support Google Gears and SQLite for BlackBerry Widgets.
Research In Motion
is touting its BlackBerry Storm2 as a hot device for
developers, as the BlackBerry OS 5.0 is the first smartphone operating system
from RIM to support Google Gears and SQLite for BlackBerry Widgets.
BlackBerry OS 5.0 is expected to be available in the coming months for the
BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry Bold 9000, BlackBerry Tour 9630, BlackBerry Curve
8900, BlackBerry Curve 8350i and BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphones-
creating vast market potential for mobile
applications built for BlackBerry OS 5.0, the company said.
Developers interested in building BlackBerry Widgets can download a beta
release of the BlackBerry
(software development kit) at
Moreover, an update to the beta release of the BlackBerry JDE 5.0 (Java
Development Environment 5.0) for building Java-based applications for
smartphones running BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 is available at na.blackberry.com/eng/developers/devbetasoftware/javasdk5.jsp.
BlackBerry JDE 5.0 also includes new APIs for developers to use to create
feature-rich applications with deep integration with BlackBerry OS 5.0, the
Key features of BlackBerry JDE 5.0 include: APIs for deeper integration with
BlackBerry smartphone applications, including access to multiple phone lines
and multiple Contact lists, links to BlackBerry Contacts, and customizable
phone screens with text and images, embedded video capture and streaming, RIM
officials said. Other key features include new user interface APIs, networking
APIs and a new SQLite API that provides Java
developers with a familiar way to manage their application data in a persistent
BlackBerry OS 5.0 includes further enhancements to the BlackBerry Browser
RIM will be talking at length about developer tools and resources for
building applications for the BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone and BlackBerry OS
5.0 at the BlackBerry
which will be held Nov. 9 to 12 in San