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Dec 11, 2012

RIM Releases Final Version of BlackBerry 10 Developer Toolkit

Today, Canadian mobile phone maker Research In Motion announced the availability of the final flavor of its BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit.

The gold version of the SDK was announced last month, and is now available for download with the final version of tools, components, and APIs that would allow developers to build applications for the BlackBerry 10 operating system. These tools are available for Native C/C++ and Qt developers, as well as for HTML5 developers, while also providing app creators with the possibility to build using Adobe AIR or port Android applications to BlackBerry 10. According to RIM, a wide range of app developers already committed to launching apps for the upcoming mobile operating system, which will become official on January 30. BlackBerry 10 will offer support for a great deal of software, including games, multimedia, business and productivity, published media and social networking.

"We are seeing continued excitement for the BlackBerry 10 platform from leading brands across the globe. Partners want the recognition and advantage of being first-to-market on this exciting new platform," said Martyn Mallick, vice president, Global Alliances and Business Development at Research In Motion. "Developers see that BlackBerry 10 is designed to make it very easy to create compelling customer experiences that can lead to high adoption and engagement." Recently, at the BlackBerry Jam Asia conference in Bangkok, RIM showcased some new applications for the OS, while partners also came up with their own software, such as Fox Sports, MTV India, Picstory, Viki Video, and Hot Remit.

App builders interested in learning some more details on what the new BlackBerry 10 platform has to offer to them should head over to RIM’s developer website for that. "We have been actively engaged with developers from around the world for many months and as we near the final weeks toward the launch of BlackBerry 10, the growing dedication and commitment we see from our developer community is truly outstanding," said Alec Saunders, vice president, Developer Relations and Ecosystems at Research In Motion.

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