Even though we’re a couple of years away from an actual legacy BlackBerry OS post-mortem, here are a few things that I won’t be missing about the mobile OS that defined smartphones. Unless you’ve been under-utilizing your device, you’ve probably acquired many of the same BlackBerry pet peeves as I have. Although it may seem that I’ve put together a BlackBerry shit list, It’s all stuff I’m glad the new platform won’t be inheriting because of good design.
RIM has announced a major update to the BlackBerry 10 development tools beta. Being touted as the most open development ecosystem in mobile today, BlackBerry 10’s new dev tools allows developers to build their apps using one of many supported languages such as C/C++ (native BB10 development), HTML5/Webworks, Adobe AIR, or Android Java runtime technologies.
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BlackBerry World has created a lot of excitement among mobile developers for RIM’s new BlackBerry 10 OS. RIM’s developer relations’ team has put together a list of examples to give developers a sneak peek of what’s being implemented on this new and exciting platform.
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The world’s most-used mobile browser, Opera Mini lands in App World today. Already boasting 160 million mobile users worldwide, Opera Mini will now be available to BlackBerry users in over 100 countries.
RIM has announced version 1.0 of its app analytics service powered by Webtrends. The service lets developers collect data on how their app is being used in order to optimize the app and improve the user experience.
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Hot on the heels of the BlackBerry 9900 series announcement, comes the Java SDK beta for BlackBerry 7 OS. The SDK takes advantage of the advanced hardware found under the hood of the new Bold Touch such as the magnetometer, NFC, video capture, and Open GL .
Scheduled for release at the end of May, the SDK also has some new APIs on the software side of things like Unified Search, maps, menu items, multimedia, barcodes and options.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are slated for release summer 2011, this SDK update will allow developers to optimize their apps for the powerful new device.