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Incredible apps for BlackBerry coming with JDE 5.0 beta


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The BlackBerry Java Development Environment (JDE) is now in version 5.0 beta. With OS 5.0 on the way, and many new features being opened up to developers, we can expect a surge in interesting new applications. For example, with OS 5.0, I’ve heard that the video API’s will be opened up to developers, allowing apps to use the video camera. Think about all the fun applications you can use with access to video.

The BlackBerry Java Development Environment provides developers with:

  • New APIs and enhanced capabilities
  • Simplified wireless connectivity to the Internet or corporate intranets
  • Easy to customize user interfaces
  • Client-side logic
  • Support for push content
  • Local integration with email, Personal Information Management (PIM), multimedia and BlackBerry
  • Location-based services

The latest version of JDE will:

  • Increase productivity
  • Simplify application development
  • Provide end-to-end tools and enhanced Java APIs
  • Communicate with most programming languages, protocols and data formats


BlackBerry JDE 4.7 is now live!


God bless the Developer Support team at RIM; it’s Christmas Eve Eve and they’re still hard at work pumping out important tools for the BlackBerry development community. Last night the BlackBerry JDE 4.7 left beta and went live, and boy is it jam packed with features. Beyond updated device simulators and the full API set for the BlackBerry Storm, there’s new stuff like the ‘Set Theme Wallpaper’ feature, which provides the ability for an application to set the homescreen wallpaper.

You can see the full feature list after the jump, and download JDE 4.7 at the link below.

Download BlackBerry JDE 4.7
BlackBerry JDE 4.7 Feature Enhancements

BlackBerry JDE 4.6.1 now available (BlackBerry Bytes)


RIM has now officially released the BlackBerry JDE 4.6.1 on their handy developer site. One would assume that it includes support for the BlackBerry Curve 8900, which runs OS 4.6.1, but if anyone notices new additions, post about it in the comments. RIM considers this a ‘premium resource’, so you’ll have to log in to download. Click the link below and you’re well on your way!



BlackBerry 4.7 JDE has been updated (BlackBerry Bytes)


BlackBerry 4.7 JDE

The BlackBerry 4.7 JDE beta that saw release in early October has received an update. The beta update includes device simulators much closer to the final Vodafone and Verizon BlackBerry Storm builds, as well as the final accelerometer APIs. Developers should expect the final JDE release in the coming weeks.

BlackBerry OS 4.7 JDE

|via BBNews|


BlackBerry 4.7 JDE now available! (updated)


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UPDATE: In my rush to get this up last night, I forgot to tell you that RIM has started releasing device simulators separate from the JDE again. You can find the OS 4.7 and 7.6 device simulators at the link below:

OS 4.7 and 4.6 device simulator

Our good friend SingStar just tipped us off to the fact that the BlackBerry OS 4.7 JDE and simulator are now available! Hit the link below!

BlackBerry OS 4.7 JDE

My Man SingStar wanted me to point out that the 4.7 JDE features a really slick accelerometer API, so I’m hoping to see some BlackBerry software that rivals anything the iPhone 3G has done!


BlackBerry JDE 4.6 beta released


BlackBerry LogoWhile the last of the OS 4.5 suite is still in the process of getting outed, a beta version of the BlackBerry Java Desktop Environment for 4.6 is available. New features include being able to integrate with the Messages app, SVG support, additional BlackBerry maps APIs and more. The BlackBerry Bold is coming very soon, and those developers who aren’t RIM partners have probably been in the dark for some time now. It really wasn’t long ago at all that the 4.5 BlackBerry JDE was released, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see some developers going right from 4.3 to 4.6. Hopefully with the latest JDE available, we won’t have to worry about too many of our apps borking out after an OS upgrade…

(via Devberry)